Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Beautiful Words from St. Maximus of Turin

We Catholics are so lucky, blessed, and completely fortunate in our saints. Every time I read a quote from one of them I want to jump for joy. How good of God to let us hear the Gospel repeated through His saints for every day and age!

Today's feast is that of St. Maximus of Turin (380-466):

The celestial day is perpetually bright and shining with brilliant light; clouds can never darken its skies. In the same way, the light of Christ is eternally glowing with luminous radiance and can never be extinguished by the darkness of sin.
What a great reminder for us to go about our business of doing His will, regardless of the effects of sin in and around us. Jesus cannot be overcome and neither can we if we walk in His steps. No matter how dark the world is, we always have the light of Christ to show us the way. St. Maximus also reminds us of our final destination: life in the celestial day.


  1. This quote is wonderful, Barb :) I love reading quotes from the saints - you are so right in saying we are incredibly blessed!

  2. Mary, some of the early Fathers and saints had such a beautiful way of thinking. Because of the Church conserving these writings we can benefit today.

  3. I love quotes too, as I am sure you have guessed already! This is another good one. "The Light of Christ can never be extinguished." Love it. Thanks.