Friday, September 17, 2021

Food that sustains..

 "The school of Christ is the school of charity.  
On the last day, when the general examination takes place, 
there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, 
the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian.  
Charity will be the whole syllabus." - 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,

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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 Bellarmine, 
“Comments on Aquinas’ O Sacrum Convivum

St Robert Bellarmine
 Italy ~ 1542-1621
Jesuit theologian, writer, and cardinal
Key voice and action in Counter-Reformation
Dubbed: "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."

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