Venerable Bede quotes

  • He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Serving Others #One Love #Neighbor

  • Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Faith #Letting Go #Inspiration

  • The ultimate Mystery of being, the ultimate Truth, is Love. This is the essential structure of reality. When Dante spoke of the 'love which moves the sun and the other stars', he was not using a metaphor, but was describing the nature of reality. There is in Being an infinite desire to give itself in love and this gift of Self in love is for ever answered by a return of love....and so the rhythm of the universe is created.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Stars #Moving #Reality

  • While the Coliseum stands, Rome shall stand; when the Coliseum falls, Rome shall fall; when Rome falls, the world shall fall.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Fall #Rome #World

  • I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Centre

  • Christ is the Morning Star, who, when the night of this world is past, gives to his saints the promise of the light of life, and opens everlasting day.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Morning #Stars #Past

  • No man taketh away sins (which the law, though holy, just and good, could not take away), but He in whom there is no sin.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Men #Law #Sin

  • I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Teaching #Writing #Discipline

  • The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Mother #Inspiration #Unexpected

  • I think the Mother is gradually revealing itself to me and taking over. But it is not the Mother alone. It is the Mother and the Father, the male and the female, sort of gradually having their marriage.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Mother #Father #Thinking

  • All the ways of this world are as fickle and unstable as a sudden storm at sea.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Sea #Storm #World

  • I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose, I copy all myself.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Copies #Secretary

  • And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
    -- Venerable Bede

    #Jesus #Forever #One Day