“I AM the living bread which came down from Heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he […]
The First Christmas Creche (Origin of the Manger Scene): St. Francis of Assisi & Devotion to the Nativity of Jesus
Video Version: Especially during the Advent and Christmas seasons, nothing sets the Christian heart on fire with love […]
Treasures of the Faith, Part 3: St. Anselm on the Sublime Purity of the Virgin Mary, as a Segue to the Definition of the Immaculate Conception
The beautiful quote from St. Anselm on Mary’s sublime purity, used by Bl. John Duns Scotus to arrive at the understanding and defense of Immaculate Conception.
G. K. Chesterton wrote, “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” Thanksgiving is the proper response of all sentient creatures to their Creator. Mixed with trust in God and forgiveness of neighbor, gratitude provides for us a key to Christian happiness and a foretaste of the everlasting joys of Heaven.
“Pondus meum, amor meus.” That simple, yet profound statement by St. Augustine of Hippo, the Great Saint, Father, and Doctor of the church, points directly to the very meaning of- and key to our existence.
In the Latin writings of the great Saint and Doctor of the Church, Bernardine of Siena, is found the following gem. I have provided first for you the text of Roman 13:10-14, and then his commentary which I have translated. I hope that it is as fruitful for your meditation and inspiration as it is for me.