Friday, November 1, 2013

Quote of the Day (Archbishop Sheen, on the Saints)

“The illiterate in a village will point with pride to the one man who can read and write; through him, they derive their education vicariously. The Saints fulfill such a spiritual role in humanity -- through them, some satisfaction is made vicariously for the failings of us all. As soldiers offer their lives that the non-combatants can preserve political freedom in time, so these soldiers of Christ sacrifice their lives that others may enjoy their spiritual freedom in eternity.”—Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Lift Up Your Heart (1950)

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