St. Anselm of Canterbury

St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109) was an Italian monk, abbot, author, philosopher and theologian who held the office of Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109.

The,Crucifixion,,By,Pietro,Lorenzetti,,1340s,,Italian,Renaissance,Painting,,Tempera,

The Words of Christ from the Cross

Saint Anselm had for a long time prayed earnestly to the glorious Virgin Mary that she would reveal to him the mysteries of her divine Son’s suffering and death.  His prayers were accompanied with ardent weeping and prolonged fasting. At last, the Blessed Virgin appeared before the saint.  She spoke to him the following words,…