Quote/s of the Day – 24 September – Thursday of the Twenty Fifth week in Ordinary Time, Readings: Ecclesiastes 1:2-11, Psalms 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14 and 17, Luke 9:7-9
“… Who is this about whom I hear such things?”
And he sought to see him.”
“Come to me, all you who labour
and are burdened and I will give you rest. ”
“Through Him, our gaze
penetrates the heights of heaven
and we see, as in a mirror,
the most holy face of God.
Through Christ, the eyes of our hearts are opened
and our weak and clouded understanding,
reaches up toward the light.”
St Pope Clement I (c 35-99)
Apostolic Father, Bishop of Rome and Martyr
“He who calls us, came here below,
to give us the means of getting there.
He chose the wood
that would enable us to cross the sea –
indeed, no-one can cross the ocean of this world,
who is not borne by the Cross of Christ.
Even the blind can cling to this Cross.
If you can’t see where you are going very well,
don’t let go of it, it will guide you by itself. ”
“Do you desire security?
Here you have it.
The Lord says to you, “I will never abandon you,
I will always be with you.”
If a good man made you such a promise,
you would trust him.
God makes it and do you doubt?
Do you seek a support, more sure
than the word of God, which is infallible?
Surely, He has made the promise,
He has written it,
He has pledged His word for it, it is most certain!”
St Augustine (354-430)
Father and Doctor of Grace
“Rest is in Him alone.
Man knows no peace in the world
but he has no disturbance
when he is with God.”
St Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)
“If you learn everything, except Christ, you learn nothing.
If you learn nothing, except Christ, you learn everything.”
St Bonaventure (1221-1274)
Seraphic Doctor of the Church
“Only one thing is necessary:
Think unceasingly of Him. ”
St John Gabriel Perboyre CM (1802-1840)
Martyr for Christ