Saturday, August 28, 2010

St. Augustine, bishop 354-430: August 28 Doctor of Grace

Augustine of Hippo: God Enlarges the Capacity of Our Soul that He may Fill Us with His Presence ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Augustine, 354-430
Doctor of Grace

2 favorite quotations:

"If you are the Body of Christ and his members, your divine mystery is set on the table of the Lord; you receive your own mystery...  Be what you see and receive what you are."
St. Augustine

"And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here."
St. Augustine

Friday, August 20, 2010

St. Bernard of Clairvaux 1090-1153 August 20 The Mellifluous Doctor

Bernard of Clairvaux: “Saviour” Is His Name From Everlasting; He Has It Of His Own Proper Nature To Save ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Bernard of Clairvaux
The Mellifluous Doctor

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

"The soul must grow and expand, so as to be capable of God. And its largeness is its love, as the Apostle says, 'Widen yourselves in love' (2 Cor 6:13). It grows and extends spiritually, not in substance, but in virtue. The greatness of each soul is judged by the measure of love that it has: he who has great love is great, he who has little love is little, while he who has no love at all is nothing.” ~ Bernard of Clairvaux ~

Link to The Memorare

Sunday, August 1, 2010

St. Alphonses Liguori, 1696 - 1787: August 1 Marian & Morality Doctor

 Alphonsus Liguori: Let Us Abandon Everything To God’s Good Pleasure ~ ENLARGING THE HEART

St. Alphonsus Liguori
Marian & Morality Doctor 
Founder of the Redemptorists