*** *** *** These messengers from God protect, guide, and do battle for us. Scripture has revealed accounts of angels and St. Thomas Aquinas wrote at length about angels in the Summa Theologica.

– “For he will give his angels charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.” (Ps 91:11) – “‘Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.’ And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.” (Lk 22:42-43) – “For the Son […]

*** *** *** “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” (St. Jerome)

— St. Jerome (c. 342) believed that all Christians should view Bible study as a necessity. He is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin, the Vulgate, which was adopted by the Church as the official edition of Scripture. St. Jerome’s extensive writings include historical essays, commentaries on Scripture, and writings on […]

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— “As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he rose and followed him.” (Mt 9:9)

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— Born in Antioch, St. John (c. 349-407) was among the most prolific authors in the early Church. He was given the moniker Chrysostom (“golden-mouthed”) because of his eloquent and powerful preaching, and in 397 was consecrated Archbishop of Constantinople. Chrysostom’s resolve in the midst of controversy and his insightful commentary on moral teaching distinguished […]

*** *** *** “they saw His glory… and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, ‘This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!'” (Lk 9:32,35)

— “The Transfiguration invites us to open the eyes of our hearts to the mystery of God’s light, present throughout salvation history… it is Christ who constitutes the full manifestation of God’s light. His Resurrection defeated the power of the darkness of evil forever.” (Pope Benedict XVI, Castel Gandolfo – Sunday, 6 August 2006)