Bernini ~ Crocifissione
On one occasion St Peter Damian wrote to a young nephew:
“If I may speak figuratively, drive out the roaring beasts from your domain; do not cease from protecting yourself daily by receiving the Flesh and Blood of the Lord. Let your secret foe see your lips reddened with the Blood of Christ. He will shudder, cower back, and flee to his dark, dank retreat."
St Peter Damian
Doctor of the Church
Italy ~ 1007-1072
MOTTO: “Do not prefer anything to the love of Christ.”
FEAST DAY - February 21
“Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient, Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth. Let words of thanks break from your lips.” ~ St Peter Damian
St Peter Damian, ora pro nobis!