Writings About Saints
St. John the Baptist is not just any prophet. In our Lord’s own words, he is a “prophet . . . . and more than a prophet.”
Brothers and sisters, I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your nature.
We read how, when the blessed levite St. Lawrence was being roasted on an iron grill, he turned with a cheerful countenance to say to the Caesar Decius, “Look, you have me well done on one side, turn me over and eat.” Then he gave thanks to God and went to heaven.
If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.
Writings For Spiritual Growth
St. Matthew, former tax collector, cheater, liar, swindler, and all-round scum bag, but now great saint of the Church, Pray for us!
How many of us have asked, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” The stakes here are enormous.
There is a certain thrill that passes through our hearts when we hear about that primitive Christian community in the Acts of the Apostles. That first reading is the charter of our Norbertine life.
Just as the Gospel about the multiplication of the loaves was a prefigurement of the Last Supper, so another Gospel prefigures the events which followed the Last Supper.
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– St. John Vianney
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