The pastoral charge [does not] consist merely in administering the sacraments, chanting the canonical hours, celebrating masses -- though even these are not properly done by hirelings --; it consists also in feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, covering the naked, receiving guests, visiting the sick and those in prison. By the doing of these things is the people to be instructed in the holy duties of an active life
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Robert Grosseteste, Philosopher, Scientist and Bishop of Lincoln, 9 October 1253
Here are the appointed readings for use on the Feast of Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln.