Saturday, December 7, 2013

Throw wide the gate of your heart!

The LORD is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid? -
Psalm 27: 1-2
"Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock
your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind,
and then you will see the riches of simplicity,
the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. 
Throw wide the gate of your heart,
stand before the sun of the everlasting light."
  St Ambrose
Italy ~ 340-397
Father* and Doctor of the Church
*One of four original Doctors of the Latin Church.
He died on Holy Saturday (April 4) in the year 397 AD.
His feast day in the Roman calendar is December 7,
the day he was ordained bishop.
Spiritual father of St Augustine
Bishop of Milan
Feast Day - December 7
"One day after he had celebrated Holy Mass, St Ambrose was approached
by a woman afflicted with paralysis who wanted to kiss his hands. 
The woman had great faith in those hands that had
consecratedthe Eucharist; and she was cured at once."
(From Jesus Our Eucharistic Love, Fr Stephano M Manelli - pg 81)
St Ambrose, pray for us!