You have often learned that all our hope is in Christ and that he is our true glory and our salvation. You are members of the flock of the Good Shepherd, who watches over Israel and nourishes his people. Yet there are shepherds who want to
The martyrdom of the Virgin is set forth both in the prophecy of Simeon and in the actual story of our Lord’s passion. The holy old man said of the infant Jesus: He has been established as a sign which will be contradicted. He went on to sa
The waters have risen and severe storms are upon us, but we do not fear drowning, for we stand firmly upon a rock. Let the sea rage, it cannot break the rock. Let the waves rise, they cannot sink the boat of Jesus. What are we to fear? Deat
Let us take our stand on secure ground, leaning with all our strength on Christ, the most solid rock, according to the words: He set my feet on a rock and guided my steps. Thus firmly established, let us begin to contemplate, to see what he
We read in the gospel that when the Lord was teaching his disciples and urged them to share in his passion by the mystery of eating his body, some said: This is a hard saying, and from that time they no longer followed him. When he asked th
The blessedness of seeing God is justly promised to the pure of heart.
For the eye that is unclean would not be able to see the brightness of the true light, and what would be happiness to clear minds would be a torment to those that are
The Lord then goes on to say: «Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled» (Mat 5,6). This hunger is not for any bodily food, this thirst is not for any earthly drink: it is a longing to be blessed w
The fulfillment of the law is Christ himself, who does not so much lead us away from the letter as lift us up to its spirit.
For the law’s consummation was this, that the very lawgiver accomplished his work and changed letter into spirit,