Quote/s of the Day – 24 August – The Feast of St Bartholomew, Apostle of Christ
“Here is a true child
There is no guile
Nathanael answered him,
“Rabbi, you are
the Son of God!
You are the
King of Israel!”
“The saints must be honoured as friends of Christ
and children and heirs of God.
Let us carefully observe the manner of life
of all the Apostles, Martyrs, ascetics
and just men
who announced the coming of the Lord.
And let us emulate their faith,
charity, hope, zeal, life, patience under suffering
and perseverance unto death,
so that we may also share their crowns of glory.”
St John Damascene (675-749)
Father and Doctor of the Church
“The Apostles’ glory is so indistinguishable
and so bonded together
by the cement of so many graces,
that in celebrating the feast of one of them,
the common greatness of all,
is called to our interior attention.
For they share together
the same authority of supreme judge,
the same honourable rank
and they hold the same power
to bind and loose (Mt 19:28; 18:18).
They are those precious pearls
that Saint John tells us
he beheld in the Book of Revelation
out of which are constructed
the gates of the heavenly Jerusalem (Rv 21:21.14)…”
St Peter Damian (1007-1072)
Bishop, Doctor of the Church
(Sermon 42, 2nd for Saint Bartholomew, PL 144, 726)