14 September 2021

Patristic Quote of the Day

O Cross, chosen and prepared for such ineffable good, the work that was accomplished on you exalts you more than all the praises of human or angelic thought and tongue. In you and through you is my life and my salvation; in you and through you is the whole and all my good; “forbid that I should glory save in you.” For why was I conceived and born, and given life, if afterwards I am to descend to hell? If that is to be my fate it were better for me if I had never been conceived. And it is certain that it would have been so, if I had not been redeemed by you.—St. Anselm, Prayers and Meditations (Prayers to the Holy Cross)

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