saint Cyprien de Carthage, "sur la mortalité", 24
Russie, 1813. Musée mémorial P.D.Korin, Moscou
With a sound mind, with a firm faith, with a robust virtue, let us be prepared for the whole will of God: laying aside the fear of death, let us think on the immortality which follows. By this let us show ourselves to be what we believe, that we do not grieve over the departure of those dear to us, and that when the day of our summons shall arrive, we come without delay and without resistance to the Lord when He Himself calls us.
Saint Cyprian of Carthage