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Thought for the Day – 5 April

Thought for the Day – 5 April

The polarisation in the Church today (but only in certain countries-never forget that the world is a big place and in most places the Church stands united) is a mild breeze compared with the tornado that ripped the Church apart during the lifetime of this saint. If any saint is a patron of reconciliation, Vincent Ferrer is.    The split in the Church at the time of Vincent Ferrer should have been fatal—36 long years of having two “heads.”   We cannot imagine what condition the Church today would be in if that happened today.   It is an ongoing miracle that the Church has not long since been shipwrecked on the rocks of human pride and ignorance, greed and ambition but we must always take into account the fact that the Church is Divine, it is Holy and is the Mystical Body of Christ and not our man-made institution – for that it is NOT – it is true love!   “We believe that “truth is mighty and it shall prevail”—but it sometimes takes a long time.   And so, even if we are wrong, as in St Vincent’s case, we can still become saints.   How great is our God for the “gates of hell shall not prevail.”! (portion of this comment from Fr. Don Miller, OFM)

St Vincent Ferrer, pray for us!





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