Quote/s of the Day – 30 September – Memorial of St Jerome (347-419) Father and Doctor
“Love Sacred Scripture and wisdom will love you;
love it tenderly and it will protect you;
honour it and you will receive its caresses.
May it be for you, as your necklaces and your earrings.”
“Love the science of Scripture and you will not love the vices of the flesh”
“The Scriptures are shallow enough,
for a babe to come and drink,
without fear of drowning
and deep enough,
for theologians to swim in,
without ever reaching the bottom.”
“A false interpretation of Scripture,
causes that the gospel of the Lord,
becomes the gospel of man,
or, which is worse,
of the devil.”
“Does one not seem to dwell, already here on earth,
in the Kingdom of Heaven,
when one lives with these texts,
when one meditates on them,
when one does not know or seek anything else?”
“Martyrdom does not consist only
in dying for one’s faith.
Martyrdom also consists, in serving God,
with love and purity of heart,
every day of one’s life.”
we come to Your sacred table
to nourish ourselves,
not with bread but with Yourself,
true Bread of eternal life.
Help us daily to make a good and perfect meal
of this divine food.
Let us be continually refreshed
by the perfume of Your kindness and goodness.
May the Holy Spirit fill us with His Love.
Meanwhile, let us prepare a place
for this holy food by emptying our hearts.”
“It is our part to seek,
His to grant what we ask;
ours to make a beginning,
His to bring it to completion;
ours to offer what we can,
His to finish what we cannot.”
what you will be,
“The face is the mirror of the mind
and eyes without speaking.
confess the secrets of the heart.”
“Instead of speaking saintly words,
we must act them.”