Homily of Saint Leo the Great on the feast of Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence the Archdeacon of Rome. 11th century mosaic. I. The example of the martyrs is most valuable Whilst the height of all virtues, dearly-beloved, and the fullness of all righteousness is born of that love, wherewith God and one’s neighbour is loved, surely in none is this love found more conspicuous and brighter than […]

Saint Leo the Great on the Transfiguration of the Lord

I. Peter’s confession shown to lead up to the Transfiguration The Gospel lesson, dearly-beloved, which has reached the inner hearing of our minds through our bodily ears, calls us to the understanding of a great mystery, to which we shall by the help of God’s grace the better attain, if we turn our attention to […]