ST. CYPRIAN ON PATIENCE.


ST. CYPRIAN ON PATIENCE “Patience makes us valuable and keeps us for God. Patience tempers anger, controls the tongue, governs thoughts, keeps peace, regulates the norms of life, breaks the onrush of concupiscence, represses the violence of pride, puts out the fire of hatred… It makes us humble in prosperity, strong in adversity, meek under…

BEATITUDES 3: WHO ARE THE “MEEK”?


BEATITUDES 3: WHO ARE THE “MEEK”? “The meek” are “those who patiently suffer unjust persecution; those who remain serene, humble and steadfast in adversity, and do not give way to resentment or discouragement. The virtue of meekness is very necessary in the Christian life. Usually irritableness, which is very common, stems from a lack of…

POPE FRANCIS ON THE PATIENCE OF LOVE.


POPE FRANCIS ON THE PATIENCE OF LOVE. In “Amoris laetitia” nn. 91-92, Pope Francis explains why love is patient which all members of the family should meditate upon. I quote: “This does not simply have to do with ‘enduring all things’… It refers, then, to the quality of one who does not act on impulse…

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 3. THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR.


The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 3. THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR. The chief priests and the scribes of the Sanhedrin found Jesus “guilty” of blasphemy. Out of hatred and pride, they wanted to put him to death. However, since permission for such execution to take place, Jesus was brought to the governing Roman…

Nov. 10: St. Leo the Great. Pope and Doctor of the Church


Nov. 10: Saint Leo the Great Pope and Doctor of the Church St. Leo (d.461) was a vigorous defender of the unity of the Church and pushed back the onrush of the barbarians under Attila. During his pontificate, the Council of Chalcedon (451) defined that there is in Christ one divine person and two natures,…