Friday, December 10, 2010

On The Religious Life and Death

The grave marker of some of Toronto's first B.V.M. sisters in the basement crypt of St. Michael's Cathedral.

They [religious] live more purely, they fall more rarely, they rise more speedily, they are aided more powerfully, they live more peacefully, they die more securely, and they are rewarded more abundantly. 
              – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

1 comment:

  1. Et audivi vocem de caelo dicentem "Scribe 'Beati mortui qui in Domino moriuntur. Amodo iam dicit Spiritus ut requiescant a laboribus suis; opera enim illorum sequuntur illos.' "