9/3: Pope Saint Gregory the Great (540?-604) Doctor of the Church - "Perhaps it is not after all so difficult for a man to part with his possessions, but it is certainly most difficult for him to part with himself. To renounce what one has is a minor thing; but to renounce what one is, that is asking a lot." (Homilies on the Gospels)
Francis on how Wojtyla taught him to pray | I felt that that man who was chosen to lead the Church, was following a path that led to his Heavenly Mother, a path he began as a child. And I realised how dense with meaning the words of Our Lady of Guadalupe to St. Juan Diego were: “Do not fear, am I not here with you who am your mother?” I sensed the presence of Mary in the Pope’s life.