Happy feast of St. Cyprian of Carthage! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome patristics expert Mike Aquilina to talk more about this influential North African Church Father. Other guests include Dr. John Bergsma on the Septuagint, Gary Zimak on his new book “Let Go of Anger and Stress,” and Elizabeth Scalia on applying the Rule of St. Benedict in our everyday lives. Plus news, weather, sports and more…
Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.
Dr. John Bergsma is online at franciscan.edu.
Elizabeth Scalia is online at theanchoress.com.
Gary Zimak is online at followingthetruth.com.
Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life.
Steve Ray, author of The Catholic Faith: An Introduction to the Creeds.
Derek Rotty is online at derekrotty.com.
Karlo Broussard is online at catholic.com.
Mary Clark is online at 40daysforlife.com/cincinnati.
Fr. Frank Donio is online at catholicapostolatecenter.org.
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio is online at dritaly.com.
Meg DeBlase is online at cincinnatirighttolife.org.
St. Cyprian of Carthage on Doing God’s Will
Now that is the will of God which Christ both did and taught. Humility in conversation; steadfastness in faith; modesty in words; justice in deeds; mercifulness in works; discipline in morals; to be unable to do a wrong, and to be able to bear a wrong when done; to keep peace with the brethren; to love God with all one’s heart; to love Him in that He is a Father; to fear Him in that He is God; to prefer nothing whatever to Christ, because He did not prefer anything to us; to adhere inseparably to His love; to stand by His cross bravely and faithfully; when there is any contest on behalf of His name and honour, to exhibit in discourse that constancy wherewith we make confession; in torture, that confidence wherewith we do battle; in death, that patience whereby we are crowned — this is to desire to be fellow-heirs with Christ; this is to do the commandment of God; this is to fulfill the will of the Father.