WISDOM OF THE SAINTS
"For the word of God is a light to the mind and a fire to the will. It enables man to know God and to love him. And for the interior man who lives by the Spirit of God through grace, it is bread and water…For the soul is a spiritual treasure of merits yielding an abundance of gold and precious stones. Against the hardness of heart that persists in wrongdoing, it acts as a hammer. Against the world, the flesh and the devil it serves as a sword that destroys all sin."
"All things are possible for him who believes, more to him who hopes, even more to him who loves."
"The preaching of the word of God is necessary for the spiritual life, just as the planting of seed is necessary for bodily life.. Preaching is a duty that is apostolic, angelic, Christian, divine."
"My dear souls, let us recognize, I pray you, Christ's infinite charity towards us in the institution of this Sacrament of the Eucharist. In order that our love be a spiritual love, He wills a new heart, a new love, a new spirit for us. It is not with a carnal heart, but with a spiritual one, that Christ has loved us with a gratuitous love, a supreme and most ardent love, by way of pure grace and charity. Ah! One needs to love him back with one's whole, whole, whole, living, living, living and true, true, true heart!!"
St Lawrence of Brindisi
Doctor of the Church
Feast Day July 21st
St Lawrence is the Patron Saint of Brindisi