Quote of the Day – 28 March – Wednesday of Holy Week 2018
By nothing else except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ
has death been brought low, the sin of our first parent destroyed,
hell plundered, resurrection bestowed,
the power given us to despise the things of this world,
even death itself, the road back to the former blessedness made smooth,
the gates of paradise opened, our nature seated at the right hand of God
and we made children and heirs of God.
By the cross all these things have been set aright…
It is a seal that the destroyer may not strike us,
a raising up of those who lie fallen,
a support for those who stand,
a staff for the infirm,
a crook for the shepherded,
a guide for the wandering,
a perfecting of the advanced,
salvation for soul and body,
a deflector of all evils,
a cause of all goods,
a destruction of sin,
a plant of resurrection
and a tree of eternal life.
St John Damascene (675-749) Father & Doctor of the Church
Quote/s of the Day – 25 September
As they were looking on,
so we too gaze on His wounds as He hangs.
We see His blood as he dies.
We see the price
offered by the Redeemer,
touch the scars of His Resurrection.
He bows His head,
as if to kiss you.
His heart is made bare open,
as it were, in love to you.
His arms are extended
that He may embrace you.
His whole body is displayed
for your redemption.
Ponder how great these things are.
Let all this be rightly weighed in your mind:
as He was once fixed to the Cross
in every part of His body for you,
so He may now be fixed
in every part of your soul.
St Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor
There is no evil to be faced,
that Christ does not face with us.
There is no enemy, that Christ
has not already conquered.
There is no cross to bear,
that Christ has not already borne for us
and does not now bear with us.
And on the far side of every cross we find
the newness of life in the Holy Spirit,
that new life, which will reach its fulfillment,
in the Resurrection.
This is our faith.
This is our witness before the world.
St John Paul (1920-2005)