Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Go, then - and partake!
He gave them bread from heaven to eat. - John 6:31
"The Bread of Life, the Bread of the angels,
is not offered only for our adoration and homage,
but was given to us as food.
Let us go, then, and partake of this Food
to nourish and fortify our souls."
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
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!