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“It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian, but to actually be one. Yes, if I prove to be one, then I can have the name...Come fire, cross, battling with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs, crushing of my whole body, cruel tortures of the Devil--Only let me get to Jesus Christ!”
St. Ignatius of Antioch
“Pray without ceasing on behalf of other men...For cannot he that falls rise again?”
St. Ignatius of Antioch
“I would rather die for Christ than rule the whole earth.”
St. Ignatius of Antioch
“Do not have Jesus Christ on your lips, and the world in your hearts.”
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Romans
“Permit me to imitate my suffering God... I am God's wheat and I shall be ground by the teeth of beasts, that I may become the pure bread of Christ.”
St. Ignatius of Antioch
“It is better to keep silence and be something than to talk and be nothing.”
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Ephesians
“I offer my life's breath for the sake of the Cross, which is a stumbling block to the unbelievers, but to us it is salvation and eternal life.”
St. Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Ephesians
“But pray unceasingly also for the rest of men, for they offer ground for hoping that they may be converted and win their way to God. Give them an opportunity therefore, of becoming your disciples. Meet their angry outbursts with your own gentleness, their boastfulness with your humility, their revilings with your prayers, their error with your constancy in the faith, their harshness with your meekness; and beware of trying to match their example.”
St. Ignatius of Antioch
“The proper thing, then, is not merely to be styled Christians, but also to be such.”
St. Ignatius of Antioch

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