Friday, January 14, 2005

The Feast of St. Macrina the Elder, Widow
is today. There is information on her here. I find it remarkable that her son, her daughter-in-law, and four of her grandchildren are all regarded as saints.

Though I have done many things worthy of groans, yet so much I may boast in the Lord, that I never held erroneous doctrine concerning God, nor have had to change my profession. The idea of God which I had from my blessed mother, and her mother Macrina, that has ever grown within me. I did not change about, as reason unfolded, but perfected the rudiments of faith by them delivered to me.

St. Basil the Great, as translated by Venerable John Henry Newman.


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