Quote/s of the Day – The Memorial of St Alonso de Orozco O.S.A. (1500 – 1591) Augustinian Priest
Speaking of: Seeking Augustine
“Your prayer is a conversation with God.
When you read, it is God who is speaking,
when you pray, it is with God that you are speaking.”
“It is night while this life is lived.
And when is this night illuminated?
It is lighted when Christ descends to the night.
He took the flesh of this generation
and our night received the light.”
(En. in ps. 138,14)
“I shall know You,
You who know me.
Virtue of my soul,
go deep into it
and make it fit for You,
so that You may have it
and possess it,
without stain or wrinkle.”
“I realise what I am
and praise You for it.
Come to my aid,
that I may not stray
from the way of salvation.”
(Sermo 67, 9)
“If you elevate yourself,
God distances Himself from you.
If you humble yourself,
He leans towards you.”
“Habits support the intelligence
just as a way of living
leads to a way of life.”
(In Io. Ev. XVIII, 7)