Quote/s of the Day – 26 September – The Memorial of Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923) and Blessed Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)
“God’s invitation to become saints
is for all, not just a few.
Sanctity, therefore, must be accessible to all.
In what does it consist?
In a lot of activity? No.
In doing extraordinary things?
No, this could not be for everybody and at all times.
Therefore, sanctity consists in doing good
and in doing this “good” in whatever condition
and place God has placed us.
Nothing more, nothing outside of this”
Blessed Louis Tezza M.I. (1841-1923)
“No matter where you are
or where you may be working,
make sure the world,
will be renewed, upon contact with you.”
“Somebody should tell us,
right at the start of our lives, that we are dying.
Then we might live life to the limit,
every minute of every day.
Do it! I say.
Whatever you want to do, do it now!
There are only so many tomorrows.”
“Every mother is like Moses.
She does not enter the promised land.
She prepares a world she will not see.”
“If you want peace, work for justice.”
“… The Blessed Sacrament,
which is in the tabernacle,
is the living heart
of each of our churches.”
“Christ is truly the Emmanuel,
that is, God with us, day and night,
He is in our midst.
He dwells with us full of grace and truth.
He restores morality, nourishes virtue,
consoles the afflicted, strengthens the weak.”
“Every theological explanation…
must firmly maintain that in objective reality,
independently of our mind,
the bread and wine have ceased to exist after the consecration,
so that the adorable body and blood of the Lord Jesus
from that moment on,
are really before us.
under the sacramental species of bread and wine”.
“This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace,
continues uninterruptedly, from the consent,
which she loyally gave, at the Annunciation
and which she sustained, without wavering beneath the Cross,
until the eternal fulfilment of all the elect.
Taken up to heaven, she did not lay aside this saving office
but by her manifold intercession, continues to bring us
the gifts of eternal salvation. By her maternal charity,
she cares for the brethren of her Son,
who still journey on earth, surrounded by dangers and difficulties,
until they are led into their blessed home.
Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church
under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress and Mediatrix.
This, however, is so understood,
that it neither takes away anything from,
nor adds anything to,
the dignity and efficacy of Christ the one Mediator.”
Lumen Gentium, 62
Blessed Pope Paul VI (1897-1978)