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JUNE 30 – MARTYRS OF ROME

 “It is not by harshness or by severity, or by overbearing methods, that social evils are removed. It is by education rather than by formal commands, by persuasion rather than by threats.”

            Letter 22, 5

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JUNE 29 – SAINTS PETER AND PAUL

 “If you praise the works of God, then you will also have to praise yourself, for you too are a work of God. Here is how you can praise yourself yet not be proud. Praise not yourself but God in you.”

            On Psalm 144, 7

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JUNE 28 – SAINT IRENAEUS

 “Christ as God is the homeland where we are going. Christ as man is the way we must travel.”

            On Christian Doctrine 1, 34

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JUNE 27 – SAINT CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA

 “You will light my lamp, Lord my God. I stand in the darkness of my sins, but my shadows will be dispelled by the beam of your wisdom and your face will shine upon me.”

            On Psalm 66, 4

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JUNE 26 – SAINT RODOLFO

“As a lamp is not lighted by itself, so the human soul does not give light to itself but calls out to God: ‘You indeed, O Lord, give light to my lamp.’”

            On Psalm 110, 2

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JUNE 25 – SAINT WILLIAM

“Love is the only sign that distinguishes the children of God from the children of the devil.”

            Sermon on 1 John 5,7

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JUNE 24 – BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

 “Do not suppose that any human is the teacher of another. We can admonish by the sound of our voice; but unless there is One who teaches on the inside, the sound we make is futile.”

            Sermon on 1 John 3,12

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JUNE 23 – SAINT LANFRANC

 “God will give more to those who use for others that which they have received. He will fill up and pile to the brim what he first gave.”

            On Christian Doctrine 1, 1

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JUNE 22 – SAINT PAULINUS OF NOLA

“What you do with those who beg from you is what God will do with his beggar. You are filled and you are empty. Fill your empty neighbor from your fullness, so that your emptiness may be filled from God’s fullness.”

            Sermon 56, 9

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JUNE 21 – SAINT LOUIS GONZAGA

“That fear by which you fear being cast into hell with the devil is not yet chaste, since it does not come from love of God but from fear of punishment. But when you fear God in the sense that you do not wish to lose him, you embrace him, and you desire to enjoy him.”

            Sermon on 1 John 9, 5