II Corinthians 3:4 Fratres: Fiduciam talem habemus per Christum ad Deum; Brethren: Such confidence we have through Christ towards God.
Luke 10:27 Diliges Dominum Deum tuum ex toto corde tuo, et ex tota anima tua, et ex omnibus viribus tuis, et ex omni mente tua; et proximum tuum tuum sicut teipsum; Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.
Dear Latin Mass Faithful and friends,
One of the finest Catholic writers of the twentieth century was the Frenchman Francois Mauriac (1885-1970). During his long life he wrote a significant number of profound books, which reflect his deep faith in a subtle and creative manner. His greatest works were novels, where his genius is best displayed in showing the truths of Catholicism in day to day life. Most of his books revealed in some way the power of love. After his death in 1970, Time magazine reported that he “provided his own eulogy in a recording he made to be released after his death: ‘I believe,’ he said, ‘as I did as a child, that life has meaning, direction, and value; that no suffering is lost; that every tear and each drop of blood counts; and that the secret of the world is to be found in St. John’s “Deus caritas est”–“God is Love.” ‘”