Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Medieval Piety - Saint Worship?

From "In the Presence of Our Lord" by Fr. Benedict Groeschel & James Monti:
In a similar vein, the Franciscan preacher Berthold of Regensburg (died 1272) stated in one of his sermons: "Grant now that our dear Lady saint Mary, mother of God, stood here on this fair meadow, while all the saints and all the angels found room around her, and that I were found worthy to see this sight.... I would rather turn and bow the knee before a priest bearing the Lord's Body to the sick, than before our Lady saint Mary and all the saints of the whole host of heaven."
Passing it along for what it's worth.

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