Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Food for the journey...
"Come, my soul, and think over within you, if the created sun makes
all things so happy at its rising, what will the uncreated sun do,
which is incomparably brighter and more beautiful,
when it rises in pure hearts to be seen and contemplated,
not for a short time but forever?" - St Robert Bellarmine
"The Holy Eucharist is offered to us on our pilgrimage as food so that we do not faint
on the path to the fatherland,
especially at the time when, tired by a long journey,
our forces are apt to wane…
The Lord left His Body in the Eucharist
as a pledge of heavenly beatitude."
St Robert Bellearmine, “Comments on Aquinas’ O Sacrum Convivum”
St Robert Bellarmine
Italy ~ 1542-1621
Jesuit theologian, writer, and cardinal
Key voice and action in Counter-Reformation
"Prince of the Apologists"
Doctor of the Church
Patron of Canon lawyers, catechists,
students, those with Down's syndrome
FEAST DAY - September 17
From St Robert Bellarmine's treatise On the Ascent of the Mind to God:
"May you consider truly good whatever leads to your goal
and truly evil whatever makes you fall away from it."
St Robert Bellarmine, pray for us!