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Medieval

Thomas a Kempis, in The Imitation of Christ, here treats of the difference between the world's empty promises and the promises of God. [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='65' color='' background_color='' border_color='']M[/dropcaps]y son, says the Lord, listen to my words, the most delightful of all words, surpassing all the...

In his famous classic The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis urges the reader to flee the world and enter into the sanctuary of the heart where the Lord Jesus dwells and gives peace and rest. [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]urn to the Lord with...

St. Catherine of Siena on the immeasurable love of God demonstrated in the incarnation of the Word, when, moved by love, God became man in the person of Jesus Christ. [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='65' color='' background_color='' border_color='']M[/dropcaps]y sweet Lord, look with mercy upon your people and especially...

The Feast of Corpus Christi, the body and blood of Christ, was instituted during the lifetime of Thomas Aquinas as a proclamation of faith in the real presence (aka transubstantiation) of Christ's body and blood in the sacrament. This selection, read annually on...

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']P[/dropcaps]ierce, O most sweet Lord Jesus, my inmost soul with the most joyous and healthful wound of your love, and with true, calm and most holy apostolic charity, that my soul may ever languish and melt with entire love and...

Bernard here dramatically celebrates Mary's Fiat, or statement of consent in response to the announcement by the archangel Gabriel, behold the handmaiden of the Lord; "let it me done to me according to your word."  Appropriate for Advent or for the Solemnity of the Annunciation...