St. Cyril of Alexandria
St. Cyril was a formidable opponent of the heresiarch Nestorius, who denied that the Blessed Virgin was the Mother of God. St. Cyril suffered much but in the end truth triumphed and St Cyril received the honor due him.
May Thy saints, we beseech Thee, Lord, everywhere rejoice us: that while we recall their merits, we may feel their patronage.
The Imitation of Christ
And if thou arrive at an entire contempt of thyself, know that then thou shalt enjoy an abundance of peace, as much as is possible in this thy earthly sojourn.
One would say that this saint had notions of his own; and he did and he stood by them. But when he was told by the Holy See to relent from his severity with the heretics, he obeyed
Have convictions! Do things because you think they are right, but be willing to change your methods of procedure when those who should know tell you to do so. Think this over today: how many of the things you do by daily routine are done because they are right?
Know you’re right; then go ahead; but — know you’re right.