From the Breviary according to the use of the Roman Curia, 1529, the beginning of the sermon for the sixth day in the Octave of All Saints.
Let these things, most beloved brethren, be heard and understood, and because they are great to you, let them seem greater in these mysteries. For with solemn rejoicing we celebrate the new dedication of a temple that was formerly filled with idols unto the reverence of God and the Saints. Through this are designated our liberation from the power of the devil, and the dedication of our souls as temples of God in the washing of baptism. Since we have received this benefit from God, we are admonished that in our hearts, after casting out the idols, we must make firm the constant memory and example of Christ and the Saints, so that we may finally be able to enter the heavenly wedding banquet with them, forever to praise God.
|Giusto de’ Menabuoi - Paradise, from the ceiling of the baptistery of Padua Cathedral, 1375-6|