Wisdom of the saints about the Church (part 6)

“So it falls out that in this world, in evil days like these, the Church walks onward like a wayfarer stricken by the world’s hostility, but comforted by the mercy of God. Nor does this state of affairs date only from the days of Christ’s and His Apostles’ presence on...

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Wisdom of the Saints about silence (part 2)

“Quiet is the first step in our sanctification, the tongue purified from the gossip of the world; the eyes unexcited by fair color or comely shape; the ear not relaxing the tone of the mind by voluptuous songs, nor by that special mischief, the talk of comedians and clowns.” St....

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Wisdom of the Saints about Truth (part 5)

“All truth wherever it is found belongs to us as Christians.” St. Justin Martyr (2nd century) “What contradicts truth cannot be just.” St. Augustine (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “For it is our plain duty to preach and defend the truth in a straightforward way. Those who are to...

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Wisdom of the Saints about the Cross (part 4)

“The Cross, if you wish to define it, is the confirmation of victory, the way by which God descended to man, the trophy against material spirits, the repulsion of death, the foundation of the ascent to the true day, and the ladder for those who hurry to enjoy the light...

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