Quote/s of the Day – 30 December – The Sixth Day in the Christmas Octave
“Maker of the sun,
He is made under the sun.
In the Father He remains,
From His mother He goes forth.
Creator of heaven and earth,
He was born under heaven.
He is wisely speechless.
Filling the world,
He lies in a manger.
Ruler of the stars,
He nurses at His mother’s bosom.
He is both great in the nature of God
and small in the form of a servant.”
St Augustine (354-430)
Father and Doctor of Grace
“He has come down to earth
to take you to heaven,
He became mortal
that you might become God
and put on your original beauty.”
St Romanos Melodios (c 490-c 556)
Monk, Composer of Hymns, Poet
“Has anybody the right to criticise us
even if we seem to be
beside ourselves with joy to-day
over the Birthday of our King?”
St Peter Canisius (1521-1397)
Doctor of the Church
“I feel as though I am
with Mary and Joseph beside the Crib.
It is good to be there.
Outside are the cold and the snow,
images of the world
but in the little cave,
lit by the light of Jesus,
it is sweet and warm and light.”
Blessed Charles of Jesus de Foucauld (1858-1916)