11 April 2010

In honor of the day

"It seems to me that there are four reasons why the Lord showed the Apostles his hands, side and feet. First, to show that he had truly risen, and to take away from us all doubtfulness. Second, sot hat the dove (the Church or the faithful soul) might build her nest in his wounds, as in the clefts of the rocks, and hide from the eyes of the hawk that schemes to catch her. Third, to print the signs of his Passion as seals upon our hearts. Fourth, to ask us to share his sufferings, and never again to crucify him with the nails of sin."

- Saint Anthony of Padua

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