Friday, February 22, 2008
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
"Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram aedificabo Ecclesiam meam, et portae inferi non pravalebunt adversus eam."
"Peter holds the primacy so as to show that Christ's Church is one, that his Chair is one. God is one. The Lord is one. The Church is one. The Chair founded by Christ is one."
St. Cyprian, Third Century.
"In Peter the strength of all is strengthened."
St. Leo the Great.
"What else could we ask of Peter for our own good; what else could we offer in his honour other than our believing exactly what he believed, which is the origin of our spiritual health, and the promise he demands of us to be strong in the Faith?"
Pope Paul VI