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Quote/s of the Day – 16 February – ‘Persevere to the end’

Quote/s of the Day – 16 February – Septuagessima Weekday – 1 Cor. 9:24-27; 10:1-5, Matthew 20:1-6

Even so, the last shall be first
and the first last;
for many are called
but few are chosen.

Matthew 20:16

This is the time for Confession.
Confess the sins you have committed
in word or deed,
by day or by night.
Confess during this “favourable time”
and on “the day of salvation,”
receive Heaven’s treasure…

St Cyril of Jerusalem (313-350),
Father & Doctor of the Church

“… We must all rejoice exceedingly,
to be even the last,
in the Kingdom of God!

St Pope Gregory the Great (540-604)
Father and Doctor

“From now on, then,
if God has no need of your goods,
neither does He have to give you this great thing,
if you refuse to love Him,
all He requires is love,
without which nothing constrains His giving.
Love, then and you will receive
the Kingdom, love and you will possess it…

Love God more than yourself
and already, you begin to have
what it is your desire to possess fully, in heaven
.”

St Anselm (1033-1109)
Doctor magnificus
Doctor Marianus

Rejoice and be happy!
Persevere to the end
and prefer to die
rather than abandon the post,
to which God has called you!”

St Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
Doctor of the Church

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Quote/s of the Day – 1 August – Corpus Christi

Quote/s of the Day – 1 August – “Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” – Readings: Exodus 16: 2-4, 12-15; Psalms 78: 3-4, 23-24, 25, 54 (24b); Ephesians 4: 17, 20-24; John 6: 24-35

“I am the bread of life”

John 6:35

“For His body, has been given to you
under the appearance of bread

and His blood, under the appearance of wine,
so that, when you have partaken
of the body and blood of Christ,
you might be one body and one blood with Him.
So shall we become Christ-bearers [“Christophers”].
His body and blood are diffused t
hrough all our members – see, then,
how we become participants in the divine nature!”

St Cyril of Jerusalem (313-350)
Father & Doctor of the Church

This the truth to Christians given,
Bread becomes His flesh from heaven,
Wine becomes His holy Blood
(Jn 6:55). …

St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Sequence for the feast of Corpus Christi
“ Lauda Sion

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Quote/s of the Day – 16 December – The Lamb of God

Quote/s of the Day – 16 December – Wednesday of the Third week of Advent

The Lamb of God

“Behold, the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sin of the world!”

John 1:29

“The language of the cross
is foolishness to those who are perishing
but to us, who are being saved,
it is the power of God”

1 Corinthians 1:18

“Teacher of children
became Himself a child among children,
that He might instruct the unwise.
The Bread of heaven
came down to earth
to feed the hungry.”

St Cyril of Jerusalem (315-386)
Father and Doctor of the Church

“Man’s Maker was made man,
that He, Ruler of the stars,
might nurse at His mother’s breast,
that the Bread might hunger,
the Fountain thirst,
the Light sleep,
the Way be tired on its journey,
that the Truth might be accused of false witness,
the Teacher be beaten with whips,
the Foundation be suspended on wood,
that Strength might grow weak,
that the Healer might be wounded,
that Life might die.”

“He who calls us, came here below,
to give us the means of getting there.
He chose the wood
that would enable us to cross the sea –
indeed, no-one can cross the ocean of this world,
who is not borne by the Cross of Christ.
Even the blind can cling to this Cross.
If you can’t see where you are going very well,
don’t let go of it, it will guide you by itself.”

St Augustine (354-430)
Father and Doctor of Grace

“He was humbled in the womb of the Virgin,
needy in the manger of the sheep
and homeless on the wood of the Cross.”

St Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)
Doctor of the Church

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One Minute Reflection – 22 April – Seventh Day in the Easter Octave

One Minute Reflection – 22 April – Seventh Day in the Easter Octave

DAILY MEDITATION:  “Lord I believe, help my unbelief!”

“He reproached them for their incredulity and obstinacy becasue they had refusd to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.   And he said to the, ‘Go out to the whole world;  proclaim the gospel to all creation.’………….Mark 16:14-15

REFLECTION – “The power of faith is enormous.   It is so great that it not only saves the believer:  thanks to one person’s faith others are saved also.    The paralytic at Capernaum did not have faith.    But the men who brought him to Jesus and let him down through the roof had it.   The soul of the sick man was ill as well as his body.   That is made clear in the Gospel:  “And when Jesus saw their faith he said…, ‘Rise, take up your pallet and go home'”.   The Gospel does not speak of “his” faith but of “their” faith. The stretcher-bearers believed and the paralytic had the benefit of being healed because of it. (Mark 2:1-11)    Then there is the death of Lazarus.   Four days had passed.   His dead body was already decomposing.   How could one who had been dead for so many days believe and himself ask for the Deliverer?   He could not possibly do so but his sisters provided the faith for him.   When they met the Lord, one sister fell down at his feet.    He asked, “Where have you laid him?”   The other sister said: “Lord, by this time there will be a bad smell”.    Then the Lord said, “If you believe you will see the glory of God”.  As if to say, “As regards faith, you must take the place of the dead man”.   And the faith of the sisters succeeded in calling Lazarus back from the hereafter. (John 11:1-44).    So if these two women by believing in place of the other were able to secure his resurrection, how much more certainly will you be able to secure it for yourself by your own faith in Jesus?

Perhaps your own faith is feeble.   Nevertheless, the Lord who is love will stoop down to you, provided only you are penitent and can say sincerely from the depths of your soul: “Lord, I believe. Help thou mine unbelief”. (Mark 9:23)……………………..The Power of Faith:  St Cyril of Jerusalem (c 315-386) Doctor of the Church

PRAYER – Loving Father, I believe that You love me. I ask you to watch over me and let me feel the love You shower on me.
I have been born again in baptism and long for the undying life You offer me. Strengthen my faith and help me to share this gift of faith
You have bestowed on me. Amen

MARK 16-14Perhaps your own faith is feeble-st cyril of jerusalem