Quote/s of the Day – 31 March – Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
“This is that enviable
and blessed Cross of Christ . . .
the Cross in which alone,
we must make our boast,
God’s chosen instrument,
has told us.”
St Raymond of Peñafort (1175-1275)
“The soul that longs for divine wisdom
chooses first and in truth,
to enter the thicket of the Cross.
…The gate that gives entry, into these riches
of His wisdom, is the Cross,
because it is a narrow gate,
while many seek the joys that can be gained through it,
it is given to few to desire to pass through it.”
St John of the Cross (1542-1591)
Doctor of the Church
“Deceitful are the ephemeral pleasures
and joys of this world.
Our supreme comfort in this life, is to die to the world
that we may live with Jesus crucified.
Let others seek gold and other earthly treasures.
I already possess the immortal treasure
of holy poverty on the Cross of Jesus crucified.
The angelic virtue, growing like a pure, fragrant lily
in the hidden beauteous garden of the cloister,
adorns the forehead with heavenly tints,
for it has roots in the Cross of Jesus crucified.
A third crown completes my oblation,
it is the seal of glory,
whereby the obedient, spotless Lamb gained victory.
Obedience is the secure science
of living with Jesus crucified.
With this triple treasure,
I can hope to pass beyond
the fleeting confines of mortal man,
by living poor on this earth and rich in heaven,
united with Jesus crucified.”
Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro (1891-1927)
Priest and Martyr
“He died for us.
Why not live for Him?”