Quote/s of the Day – 30 September
The Memorial of St Jerome (347-419) Father and Doctor
“What Jerome is ignorant of,
no man has ever known.”
St Augustine of Hippo
“Every day we are changing,
every day we are dying
and yet we fancy ourselves eternal.”
“It is our part to seek,
His to grant what we ask;
ours to make a beginning,
His to bring it to completion;
ours to offer what we can,
His to finish what we cannot.”
“If Christ did not want to dismiss the Jews
without food in the desert for fear,
that they would collapse on the way,
it was to teach us that it is dangerous to try
to get to heaven without the Bread of Heaven.”
“Without doubt, the Lord grants all favours
which are asked of Him in Mass,
provided they be fitting for us.”
“To be a Christian is a great thing,
not merely to seem one.
And somehow or other, those please the world most,
who please Christ the least…
Christians are made, not born.”
“If a soul is not clothed with the teachings of the Church.
he cannot merit to have Jesus seated in him.”
“Good, better, best.
Never let it rest.
‘Til your good is better
and your better is best.”
“You say in your book that while we live, we are able to pray for each other
but afterwards when we have died, the prayer of no person for another can be heard.
But if the apostles and martyrs while still in the body can pray for others,
at a time when they ought still be solicitous about themselves,
how much more will they do so after their crowns, victories, and triumphs?” (St Jerome from Against Vigilantius, 406)