Brigid of Sweden

On Property

Introduction by Ruth Meyer

Brigid says: “The Mother answered, 'Because you desire to have my son as your dearest possession, follow his words, that he himself spoke in person to the evangelist, that are related to this, so that he himself would be loved above all things. And therefore I bring the six evangelical words back to your memory. The first is that which he said to the rich man, “Go and sell what you have, and give it to the poor and follow me."'”

Original Latin