"Faith is a great virtue, but
without charity it can be of no use to us. Keep and
preserve, with the utmost care, the precious gift
of true faith, pure faith, faith without reproach.
Let this burning, fervent, and invincible faith, which
obtained an immortal crown for the Holy Confessors,
be the immortal ornament of your soul"
"The soul is elevated to God
by means of a lively faith, that secret and private
staircase, of which all the steps are hidden under
a mystery impenetrable to the senses or the understanding"
John of the Cross
"Faith resembles a lamp. As
a lamp lights the whole house, so the light of Faith
illuminates the whole soul"
"Faith is an altar; nothing
is pleasing to God unless it be offered to Him in
a spirit of Faith"
"A tree cannot grow without
roots; a building cannot be raised without a foundation;
ever river must flow from a source. So the Christian
life and virtues can neither exist nor flourish, nor
become a source of life, unless they proceed from
"As a vessel that has no anchor
is tossed about by the wind, so our mind, when not
anchored to Faith, is continually agitated by the
wind of human opinions and doctrinesl"
St Gregory the Great