Pope St. Gregory the Great

Daily Catholic Quote — from Pope St. Gregory the Great

"St. Gregory" (detail) by Matthias Stom

“…what the Old Testament promised, the New Testament made visible; what the former announces in a hidden way, the latter openly proclaims as present. Therefore the Old Testament is a prophecy of the New Testament; and the best commentary on the Old Testament is the New Testament.” (Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church, Homiliae in Ezechielem I, […]

The Story of St. Mary Major: A Protectress, a Council, and a Relic

Reliquary of the Holy Crib Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Spring always makes me think of Rome, since two of my springs were spent as a student there, entering into the graces of Roman Lents and Triduums, celebrating the entire fifty days of Easter, experiencing the feasts of Pentecost and Corpus Christi with the universal Church, then escaping just as the tourists and summer pilgrims began to suffocate the city […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope St. Gregory the Great

"St. Gregory" (detail) by Matthias Stom

“Dearly beloved, what do you see in these events? Do you really believe that it was by chance that this chosen disciple was absent, then came and heard, heard and doubted, doubted and touched, touched and believed? It was not by chance but in God’s providence. In a marvelous way God’s mercy arranged that the disbelieving disciple, in touching the […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Gregory the Great

"St. Gregory" (detail) by Matthias Stom

“The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.”  (Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church) September 3 is the Memorial of Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church (A.D. 540 – 604). Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Gregory the Great

“Scholastica, the sister of Saint Benedict, had been consecrated to God from her earliest years. She was accustomed to visiting her brother once a year. He would come down to meet her at a place on the monastery property, not far outside the gate. “One day she came as usual and her saintly brother went with some of his disciples; […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Gregory the Great

"St. Gregory" (detail) by Matthias Stom

“Be not anxious about what you have, but about what you are.”  (Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church) September 3 is the Memorial of Pope St. Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church (A.D. 540 – 604) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Recommend and Social Media buttons […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Gregory the Great

St. Benedict of Nursia and St. Scholastica of Nursia

“Scholastica, the sister of Saint Benedict, had been consecrated to God from her earliest years. She was accustomed to visiting her brother once a year. He would come down to meet her at a place on the monastery property, not far outside the gate. “One day she came as usual and her saintly brother went with some of his disciples; […]