The solid Rock – the triumph of love born out of Faith

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“O Catholic faith, how solid, how strong you are! How deeply rooted, how firmly founded on a solid rock! Heaven and earth will pass away, but you can never pass away. From the beginning the whole world opposed you, but you mightily triumphed over everything. This is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. It has subjected powerful kings to the rule of Christ; it has bound nations to his service. What made the holy apostles and martyrs endure fierce agony and bitter torments, except faith, and especially faith in the resurrection? What is it that today makes true followers of Christ cast luxuries aside, leave pleasures behind, and endure difficulties and pain? It is living faith that expresses itself through love. It is this that makes us put aside the goods of the present in the hope of future goods. It is because of faith that we exchange the present for the future.”
~the last sermon of St Fidelis of Sigmaringen before his martyrdom.

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2 thoughts on “The solid Rock – the triumph of love born out of Faith

  1. Mark Thomas

    Dear Damsel,

    Thank you for your powerful and uplifting holy post St Fidelis of Sigmaringen. I appreciate greatly your obvious love of Jesus Christ and His True Church. Thank you for your inspiring posts.

    Deo gratias for His awesome Holy Catholic Church. Our God is so monumentally great!

    Pax.

    Mark Thomas

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