Quote/s of the Day – 1 September – “Month of the Seven Sorrows of Mary” – Tuesday of the Twenty Second week in Ordinary Time, Readings: 1 Corinthians 2:10-16, Psalms 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 13-14, Luke 4:31-37
And they were all amazed
and said to one another,
“What is this word?
For with authority and power
he commands the unclean spirits
and they come out.”
“Your all-powerful Word leapt down from heaven’s royal throne”
“I and the Father are one.”
“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”
“If you know me, then you will also know my Father.
From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
“In his name the Gentiles will hope”
“So that we might be able to lay hold of it,
He who is equal to the Father,
having the nature of God,
became like us by taking the nature of a servant
and recreates us in God’s likeness.
Having become son of man,
the only Son of God
transforms numberless men
into sons of God. ”
St Augustine (354-430)
Father and Doctor of Grace
Sermon 194 ; PL 38, 1016
are the true Israel which springs from Christ,
for we are carved out of His Heart,
as from a Rock!”
St Justin Martyr (100-165)
Father of the Church and Martyr
“Accordingly, in the Church,
one God is preached,
one God who is above all things
and through all things and in all things.
God is above all things as Father,
for He is principle and source,
He is through all things through the Word
and He is in all things in the Holy Spirit.”
St Athanasius (c 295-373)
Father and Doctor of the Church
And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said,
“Why does this generation seek a sign?
“But for what sign from heaven were they asking?
Maybe that He should hold back the sun,
or curb the moon,
or bring down thunderbolts,
or change the direction of the wind,
or something like that?
In Pharaoh’s time there was an enemy
from whom deliverance was needed.
But for one who comes among friends,
there should be no need of such signs.”
St John Chrysostom (347-407)
Father & Doctor of the Church
“Who lives in Love, loves least to live
and long delays doth rue,
if Him he love by whom he lives,
to whom all praise is due,
Who for our love did choose to live
and was content to die,
who loved our love more than His life,
and love with life did buy.
Let us in life, yea with our life
requite His living love,
for best we live when least we live,
if Love our life remove.
Mourn, therefore, no true lover’s death,
life only him annoy,
and when he taketh leave of life
then Love begins his joys.”
St Robert Southwell (1561-1595) Martyr
Everything is possible with Jesus.
“I can do all things in him who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13).
Let us go to Jesus and take our nourishment from Him.
Then, like St Paul, we shall
be able to do everything in Him,
Who is our strength and our support.
In union with Jesus,
we shall be able to conquer sin
and to become holy. amen.”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)