Sunday, May 20, 2018

Quote of the Day (St. Ambrose of Milan, on How ‘Christ is Everything for Us’)

Omnia Christus est nobis! (Christ is everything for us!) If you want to heal a wound, he is the physician; is you burn with fever, he is the fountain; if you are oppressed by iniquity, he is justice; if you need help, he is strength; if you fear death, he is life; if you desire heaven, he is the way; if you are in darkness, he is the light. … Taste and see how good the Lord is. Blessed is the man who hopes in him!”—St. Ambrose of Milan (ca. 340-397),  De virginitate (“On Virginity”), in St. Ambrose: Selected Works and Letters, translated by the Rev. H. de Romestin, The Rev. E. de Romestin, and the Rev. H. T. F. Duckworth (1896)

The image accompanying this post is a portrait of St. Ambrose by Dutch Golden Age painter Matthias Stom (ca. 1600-after 1650).

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