Sunday IV Post Pentecost; Com. St Silverius I Pope & Martyr: Missa “Dóminus illuminátio mea“
The liturgy Inspires us with confidence In God in the midst of the struggles, sufferings and calamities of this life.
There is no greater consolation under crosses and afflictions, no more powerful support in the adversities of a pious and virtuous life, than the thought that all sufferings are as nothing when compared with the coming glory of heaven, and that by a slight and momentary suffering in this life is obtained a superabundant happiness in the next. (II Cor, IV. 17.) Thus St. Augustine says: “Were we daily to suffer all torments, even for a short time the pains of hell, in order to see Christ and be numbered among His saints, would it not be worth all this misery to obtain so great a good, so great a glory?”
SILVERIUS was son…
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