Quote/s of the Day – 6 March – Ash Wednesday and the Memorial of St Colette (1381-1447)
“Yet even now,” says the Lord,
“return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping and with mourning
and rend your hearts and not your garments.”
Return to the Lord, your God,
for he is gracious and merciful….
He need not fear anything,
nor be ashamed of anything,
who bears the Sign of the Cross
on his brow.
St Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor of the Church
We must faithfully keep
what we have promised.
If through human weakness we fail,
we must always without delay arise again
by means of holy penance
and give our attention to leading a good life
and to dying a holy death.
May the Father of all mercy,
the Son by His holy Passion
and the Holy Spirit,
source of peace, sweetness and love,
fill us with Their consolation.
(in her spiritual testament to her sisters)