Tuesday, December 9, 2008

marymajor's Advent Calendar: December 14

December 14

Let us learn from the Holy Virgin to be chaste in all respects; who no less modest in speech as in person, quietly gathered to her heart all the proofs of her faith.

– St. Ambrose

Observing all the restraints of virginal modesty, she desired not to make known the secrets she had learned from Christ, but places the things she had read were yet to be accomplished with those she knew were now fulfilled; not breaking forth in speech, but keeping these things enclosed within her heart.

– St. Bede the Venerable