Quote/s of the Day –18 May – The Ascension of the Lord
“From that time onward,
He was to remain at the Father’s Right Hand,
until the completion of the period, ordained by God,
for the Church’s children to increase and multiply,
after which, in the same Body with which He ascended,
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
And so, our Redeemer’s Visible Presence
has passed into the Sacraments.
Our faith is nobler and stronger because,
empirical sight has been replaced
by a reliable teaching, whose authority
is accepted by believing
hearts, enlightened from on high.”
St Leo the Great (400-461)
Pope , Great Father
and Doctor of the Church
“… The just ascend into Heaven
but not in the manner that Christ ascended,
namely by His own power,
for they are taken up by Christ –
“Draw me, we will run after thee.” (Sg 1:3)
Or indeed, we can say,
that no-one but Christ has ascended into Heaven
because the just do not ascend,
except, insofar as they are members of Christ,
Who is the Head of the Church. … ”
St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Doctor Angelicus/Doctor Communis
“Perhaps, the Blessed Mother,
was the last to take her eyes off the disappearing cloud
which had removed Jesus from view.
Her human eyes never saw again,
the beloved figure of her Divine Son
but, in her soul, she saw Him entering triumphantly
into Heaven among choirs of Angels
and sitting at the right hand of the Eternal Father.
She saw and thought with infinite yearning,
of the not too distant day,
when she would have passed from mortal exile,
into the everlasting happiness of Heaven,
where she would embrace her Divine Son again,
in an ecstasy of love.
We have all been called to ascend to Heaven
with Jesus and Mary.
Let us remember, however, that only the innocent
and the repentant can be admitted into Paradise!”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
2 thoughts on “Quote/s of the Day –18 May – The Ascension of the Lord”
Mary watching her son ascend to Heaven what joy and awe she must have felt. Oh Mary, full of grace, protect those in your care. Amen
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It is almost impossible to imagine the depths of Mother Mary’s love and emotions on this day. Even we – looking up this morning strain to see our Lord above.
Your prayer to our Mother Mary, dear Hughie, is from all here on Breathing Catholic.
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