Frases de Papa Leão XIII
Papa Leão XIII
Data de nascimento: 2. Março 1810
Data de falecimento: 20. Julho 1903
Papa Leão XIII, OFS; nascido Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci-Prosperi-Buzzi; , foi Papa de 20 de Fevereiro de 1878 até à data de sua morte.
Foi ordenado sacerdote da Igreja Católica em 31 de dezembro de 1837, em 18 de janeiro de 1843 foi indicado Núncio Apostólico para a Bélgica e ordenado bispo titular de Tamiathis em 19 de fevereiro de 1843. Em 27 de julho de 1846 tomou posse como Arcebispo de Perugia, Itália, e em 19 de dezembro de 1853 foi criado cardeal com o título de Cardeal-presbítero de São Crisógono. Foi eleito papa em 20 de fevereiro de 1878 e coroado em 3 de março do mesmo ano.
Em 1924 seus restos mortais foram transferidos para a Basílica de São João de Latrão.
Citações Papa Leão XIII
„O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and Powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil.“
— Pope Leo XIII
Context: O Glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of the heavenly host, be our defense in the terrible warfare which we carry on against principalities and Powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, spirits of evil. Come to the aid of man, whom God created immortal, made in His own image and likeness, and redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Fight this day the battle of the Lord, together with the holy angels, as already thou hast fought the leader of the proud angels, Lucifer, and his apostate host, who were powerless to resist thee, nor was there place for them any longer in Heaven.
„Arise then, O invincible Prince, bring help against the attacks of the lost spirits to the people of God, and give them the victory. They venerate thee as their protector and Patron; in thee holy Church glories as her defense against the malicious power of hell; to thee has God entrusted the souls of men to be established in heavenly beatitude. Oh, pray to the God of peace that He may put Satan under our feet, so far conquered that he may no longer be able to hold men in captivity and harm the Church. Offer our prayers in the sight of the Most High, so that they may quickly conciliate the mercies of the Lord; and beating down the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, do thou again make him captive in the abyss, that he may no longer seduce the nations.“
„Whoever has received from the divine bounty a large share of temporal blessings, whether they be external and material, or gifts of the mind, has received them for the purpose of using them for the perfecting of his own nature, and, at the same time, that he may employ them, as the steward of God's providence, for the benefit of others.“
— Pope Leo XIII
Rerum novarum (1891), p. 22