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The Teachings of the Saints - FAITH

"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" St Bernard

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"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" St John of the Cross

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"Faith resembles a lamp. As a lamp lights the whole house, so the light of Faith illuminates the whole soul" St Chrysostom

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"Faith is an altar; nothing is pleasing to God unless it be offered to Him in a spirit of Faith" St Thomas

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"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 Faith" St Augustine

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"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

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