But you, my lord and venerable pope, you who take the place of Christ, and the successor to the supreme shepherd in apostolic dignity, do not through sloth allow this pestilence to grow, do not by conniving and dissimulation loosen the reins on this raging impurity. This disease is spreading like a cancer, and its poisonous breed will reach out endlessly unless its evil growth is cut off by the scythe of the gospel.
We shall never recover the true apostolic energy, and be endued with power from on high, as the first disciples were, 'till we recover the lost faith.horace bushnell
The Church is indeed, in its real Intent,An Assembly where Nothing but Friendship is meant;And the utter Extinction of Foeship and WrathBy the Working of Love in the Strength of its Faith.This gives it its holy and catholic Name,And truly confirms its apostolic Claim;Showing what the One Saviour's One Mission had been:"Go and teach all the World," — ev'ry Creature therein.In the Praise ever due to the Gospel of GraceIts Universality holds the first Place.john byrom
The missionaries should be men of apostolic zeal, patience, endurance, willing to be all things to all men. May the Lord raise up suitable instruments, and fit me for this work.james hudson taylor
The apostolic plan was not to raise ways and means, but to go and do the work.james hudson taylor
As he drew near, he gazed upon the gate Ne'er to be entered more by him or Sin, With such a glance of supernatural hate, As made Saint Peter wish himself within; He pattered with his keys at a great rate, And sweated through his apostolic skin: Of course his perspiration was but ichor, Or some such other spiritual liquor.Rochdale