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 on: Today at 06:09:42 AM 
Started by CyrilSebastian - Last post by Shin
'Novissime autem misit ad eos filium suum, dicens : Verebuntur filium meum.'

- Matthew 21:37, Vulgate

The word 'verebuntur' is the grammaticaly adjusted word for which the root is 'vereor' a word that 'revereor' is derived from. From these two words if we think a moment of what the English words might be that were derived from the Latin, we can think of venerate and revere or reverence. And in fact the Latin is where we get the English from, according to the Latin and English dictionaries I briefly consulted.

 on: Today at 01:28:55 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'Jesus Christ is the true Friend of our hearts, for they are made for Him alone; therefore they can find neither rest, joy nor fullness of content save in Him -- so let us love Him with all our strength.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

 on: Today at 01:28:44 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'Renew your confidence by a glance at the cross. See that precious blood, those mortal wounds, those hands which have made heaven and earth are still outstretched to poor, repentant sinners who humbly sigh for the embrace of Jesus.'

St. Paul of the Cross

 on: Yesterday at 07:47:49 PM 
Started by CyrilSebastian - Last post by CyrilSebastian
Finally he sent his son to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' Matthew 21:37           
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition     
And last of all he sent to them his son, saying: They will reverence my son. Matthew 21:37

 on: Yesterday at 03:05:36 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'Many go under the name of good men according to the standard of the world, and observe in some sort the commandments of the Law, who yet are not Christians. And these generally boast of themselves, as the Pharisees did; Are we blind also? But inasmuch as all that they do they do foolishly, without knowing to what end it tends, our Lord saith of them, Verily, verily, I say unto you. He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

Let the Pagans then, the Jews, the Heretics, say, "We lead a good life;" if they enter not by the door, what availeth it? A good life only profiteth, as leading to life eternal. Indeed those cannot be said to lead a good life, who are either blindly ignorant of, or wilfully despise, the end of good living. No one can hope for eternal life, who knows not Christ, who is the life, and by that door enters into the fold.'

St. Augustine

 on: Yesterday at 03:04:31 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'Let him who hath need of less thank God and not give way to sadness, but let him who hath need of more, humble himself for his infirmity, and not be elated for the indulgence shown him; and thus all the members will be at peace.'

St. Benedict

 on: February 16, 2020, 07:58:09 PM 
Started by CyrilSebastian - Last post by CyrilSebastian
                              {A} Falling in Love Rose         
                              {B} A hybrid tea rose with pink blooms     
                              {C} Deuteronomy Chapter 7 Verse 7     
                                    It was because the Lord loved you and because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn to your fathers,   
                                     that he had brought you out with his strong hand from the place of slavery, and ransomed you   
                                       from the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.

 on: February 16, 2020, 05:15:29 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'When you can do good, defer it not, because "alms delivers from death."' [ Tobit 4:10, Tobit 12:9]

St. Polycarp of Smyrna

 on: February 16, 2020, 01:49:31 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'Brethren and fathers, most people call the present days feasts, because of they get drunk and debauched during them, not understanding that these days demand abstinence from meat, not indulgence in drunkenness and intoxication. That is proper to a pagan feast; it is the business of Christians to exercise self-control and not to satisfy the desires of the flesh, as the Apostle teaches. Nevertheless evil has progressed into law and leads the world as it wishes. But let us, brethren, flee intemperance even in partaking of things that are permitted, for we know that intemperance is the mother of sin.'

St. Theodore the Studite

 on: February 16, 2020, 01:49:03 AM 
Started by Shin - Last post by Shin
'Fasting then is a renewal of the soul, for the holy Apostle says, Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward is being renewed day by day. And if it is being renewed, clearly it is being made beautiful according to its original beauty; made beautiful in itself it is being drawn lovingly to the one who said, I and the Father will come and make our dwelling with him. If then such is the grace of fasting, that it makes us into a dwelling place of God, we must welcome it, brethren, gladly, not grieving at the plainness of the diet, for we know that the Lord, though he is able to nourish lavishly, made a banquet for thousands in the wilderness from bread and water. Also because what is unusual, with enthusiasm becomes acceptable and painless. Fasting is not defined by foods alone, but by every abstinence from evil, as our godly fathers have explained. And so, I beg you, let us abstain from despondency, idleness, sluggishness, jealousy, strife, maliciousness, self-indulgence, self-reliance; let us abstain from destructive desire which the many-shaped serpent lays before us when we are fasting.'

St. Theodore the Studite

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