Quote/s of the Day – 24 May – St Vincent of Lérins

Quote/s of the Day – 24 May – The Memorial of Saint Vincent of Lérins (Died c445) Confessor, Monk, Writer, the Author of the ‘Commonitorium.’

Hold fast to that Faith,
which has been received,
by all.”

All novelty in faith,
is a sure mark of heresy.”

True piety admits no other rule than that,
whatsoever things have been faithfully received
from our fathers, the same are to be
faithfully consigned to our children
and that, it is our duty,
not to lead religion whither we would
but rather, to follow religion whither it leads
and that, it is the part of Christian modesty
and gravity, not to hand down our own beliefs
or observances to those who come after us
but, to preserve and keep what we have received,
from those who went before us.

What, then, shall a Catholic do …
if some novel contagion attempts to infect,
no longer a small part of the Church alone
but the whole Church alike?
He shall then see to it that he cleave unto antiquity,
which is now utterly incapable of being seduced
by any craft or novelty.

Avoid the profane novelty of words,
St Paul says (I Timothy 6:20) …
For if novelty is to be avoided,
antiquity is to be held to, tightly
and if novelty is profane,
antiquity is sacred!

St Vincent of Lérins (Died c445)
Author of the ‘Commonitorium.’



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