Quote/s of the Day – 13 October – The 104th Anniversary of the Last Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun – Readings: Romans 2: 1-11; Psalm 62: 2-3, 6-7,9; Luke 11:42-46
“But woe to you Pharisees!
For you tithe mint and rue and every herb
and neglect justice and the love of God.”
“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees,
which is hypocrisy. ”
“Mint and dill and cumin are only spices for food
but are not themselves, substantial food.
What substantive food would mean in conversion,
would be that which is necessary
for the justification of our souls—faith and love—
unlike these legalisms,
which are more like condiments and flavourings.
It is as if, a meal might be thought to consist,
more of condiments and flavourings,
than the food itself.
The seriousness of judgement is neglected,
while great attention is given to minor matters.”
Origen (c 185-253)
Priest, Theologian, Father
“Grace is given,
not to those who
speak [their faith]
but to those,
who live their faith.”
St Gregory of Nazianzen (330-390)
Father and Doctor of the Church
“As “pride is the beginning of all sin,” (Eccl. 10:15)
so humility is the foundation of all virtue.
Learn to be really humble and not,
as the hypocrite, humble merely in appearance.”
St Bonaventure (1221-1274)
Seraphic Doctor of the Church
Our lADY of FATIMA speaks – here: