For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. Saint John the Apostle

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Saint Basil the Great Quote

Icon of Saint Basil the Great - PD-Art


Faith and baptism are two kindred and inseparable ways of salvation: faith is perfected through baptism, baptism is established through faith, and both are completed by the same names. For as we believe in the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, so are we also baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost; first comes the confession, introducing us to salvation, and baptism follows, setting the seal upon our assent.

Saint Basil the Great



Saint Basil the Great's patronage: Cappadocia; hospital administrators; reformers; Russia.




Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pope Saint Clement I Quote

Pope Clement I - PD-1923


Let us fix our eyes on the blood of Christ and understand how precious it is unto His Father, because being shed for our salvation it won for the whole world the grace of repentance.

Pope Saint Clement 1 from his "Epistleto the Corinthians"



Pope Saint Clement 1's patronage: Boatmen; marble workers; mariners; sailors; sick children; stonecutters; watermen.




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Saint Cecilia Quote

Stefano Moderno, "Saint Cecilia," 1599, church of St. Cecilia, Trastevere, Rome In the sculpture, St. Cecilia extends three fingers with her right hand and one with her left, testifying to the Trinity. The sculptor attested that this was how the saint's body looked when her tomb was opened in 1599. Photographed at the church of St. Cecilia, Trastevere, by Richard Stracke.


Arise, soldier of Christ, throw away the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

Saint Cecilia


Saint Cecilia's patronage: Albi, France; composers; martyrs; music; musicians; musical instrument makers; archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska; poets; singers; Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Trivia: Saint Cecilia is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.




Monday, November 20, 2017

Saint Augustine of Hippo Quote

The earliest portrait of Saint Augustine in a 6th century fresco, Lateran, Rome. PD-1923


Him whom the heavens cannot contain, the womb of one woman bore. She ruled our Ruler; she carried Him in whom we are; she gave milk to our Bread.

Saint Augustine of Hippo



Saint Augustine of Hippo's patronage: Brewers; diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; diocese of Kalamazoo, Michigan; printers; city of Saint Augustine, Florida; diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida; sore eyes; diocese of Superior, Wisconsin; theologians; diocese of Tucson, Arizona.




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