"Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe." — St. Augustine

The Blood of Christ

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The smallest drop of His Most Precious Blood would have redeemed the human race. Any drop of the Blood of Christ, without his death, would have paid the price of our salvation. Hence, the price of mankind’s redemption was not only infinite in value, but also of an infinite nature, since Christ redeemed us from death through His death.

St. Thomas Aquinas

 

The Wonder of Divine Grace

Would that mortal men might know how wonderful is divine grace, how beautiful, how precious; what riches are hidden therein, what treasures, what joys, what delights. If they but knew, surely they would direct their energy with all care and diligence to procuring sufferings and afflictions for themselves.

Instead of good fortune all men everywhere would seek out troubles, illness and suffering that they might obtain the inestimable treasure of grace. This is the final profit to be gained from patient endurance. No one would complain about the cross or about hardships coming seemingly by chance upon him, if he realized in what balance they are weighed before being distributed to men.

St. Rose of Lima



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