Saturday, July 9, 2011

"in admiring the virtues of the saints, we are only admiring the virtues of Jesus Christ."

"In his apostles [Christ] gazes upon his zeal and his love for the salvation of souls; in the martyrs he gazes upon his patience, his sufferings and his grievous death; in the hermits he sees his obscure and hidden life; in the virgins he admires his stainless purity, and in all the saints his limitless love; so that in admiring the virtues of the saints, we are only admiring the virtues of Jesus Christ."

The CurĂ© d'Ars, as quoted by George William Rutler, in his Saint John Vianney:  the CurĂ© d'Ars today (San Francisco, CA:  Ignatius Press, 1988), 29-30.

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