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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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.




Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saint Thomas Aquinas Quote



Hence we must say that for the knowledge of any truth whatsoever man needs divine help, that the intellect may be moved by God to its act. But he does not need a new light added to his natural light, in order to know the truth in all things, but only in some that surpasses his natural knowledge.

Saint Thomas Aquinas



Saint Thomas Aquinas' patronage: Academics; against storms; against lightning; apologists; book sellers; Catholic academies; Catholic schools; Catholic universities; chastity; colleges; learning; lightning; pencil makers; philosophers; publishers; scholars; schools; storms; students; theologians; universities; University of Vigo.




Saturday, November 18, 2017

Saint Thomas More Quote

Saint Thomas More, 1572 - PD-1923


For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.

Saint Thomas More



Saint Thomas More's patronage: Adopted children; civil servants; court clerks; difficult marriages; large families; lawyers, politicians, and statesmen; stepparents; widowers; Ateneo de Manila Law School; Diocese of Arlington; Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee; Kerala Catholic Youth Movement; University of Malta; University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Arts and Letters





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