Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Saint Jerome to Saint Augustine

"Honour to you! Honour to the man whom the raging winds have not been able to overthrow! ... Continue to be of good courage. The whole world celebrates your praises; the Catholics venerate and admire you as the restorer of the ancient faith. But what is a mark of still greater glory, all the heretics hate you. They honour me, too, with their hatred. Not being able to strike us with the sword, they kill us in desire."

Hieron. epist. cxli, al. lxxx.
cited in Gueranger.

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