Daily Catholic Quote from St. Isidore of Seville

Sassoferrato_Madonna_And_Child_jesus_LV-featured-w480-300“Mary signifies Light-giver or Star of the Sea; for she gave birth to the Light of the World. In the Syriac tongue, however, Mary means ‘Lady’, and beautifully so, since she gave birth to the Lord.” (St. Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae; quoted by Fr. Luigi Gambero, Mary and the Fathers of the Church, Ignatius)

April 4 is the optional Memorial of St. Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (560 – 636)

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