Monday, August 07, 2006

A Sermon on the Holy Name of Jesus

Subdn. Robert Llizo reproduces these words in honor of the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus:
The sweet Name of Jesus produces in us holy thoughts, fills the soul with noble sentiments, strengthens virtue, begets good works, and nourishes pure affections. All spiritual food leaves the soul dry, if it contain not that penetrating oil, the Name Jesus.
-- Bernard of Clairvaux

Read the rest here.



Blogger Benjamin Andersen said...

Oh, dear ... certainly Mr. Bernard might eligible for a little slack ... even assuming that the Paraclete may not have made his way over to the Latin-speaking provinces very often after 1054 ... perhaps we of the Holy Oriental Church could at least afford the poor fellow the benefit of his official title in the Holy Roman Church? ;-)

9:25 PM  
Blogger Ben Johnson said...

Dear Subdn. Benjamin,

Perhaps it's been too long since you have listened to "those papist persons" of whose opinions you are so solicitous. :) This is precisely how they have refered to him, "John of the Cross," "Teresa of Avila," "Aquinas," etc., for 40 years.

Only a certain stigmatist from Assissi consistently gets a prefix, presumably because they regard him as a proto-environmentalist hippie.

God bless,

9:54 PM  
Blogger Benjamin Andersen said...

Well, OK, but if the Latins don't want him anymore, I vote that we take him in. ;-)

10:16 PM  

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