"The supreme perfection of man in this life is to be so united to God that all his soul with all its faculties and powers are so gathered into the Lord God that he becomes one spirit with him, and remembers nothing except God, is aware of and recognises nothing but God, but with all his desires unified by the joy of love, he rests contentedly in the enjoyment of his Maker alone."

St Albert the Great

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"O Lord, my God, who will seek you with simple and pure love, and not find that you are all one can desire, for you show yourself first and go out to meet those who seek you? "

St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Shun too great a desire for knowledge, for in it there is much fretting and delusion. Intellectuals like to appear learned and to be called wise. Yet there are many things the knowledge of which does little or no good to the soul, and he who concerns himself about other things than those which lead to salvation is very unwise. "

Thomas á Kempis

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FROM THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

     

re Article 5 of Apostle's Creed

62.

What is the fifth article of the Creed?

 

The fifth article of the Creed is, 'he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead'.

 
63. What do you mean by the words, 'he descended into hell'?

 

By the words, 'he descended into hell', I mean that, as soon as Christ was dead, his blessed Soul went down into that part of hell called Limbo.

 
  64. What do you mean by Limbo?
 
 

By Limbo I mean a place of rest, where the souls of the just who died before Christ were detained.

 
65. Why were the souls of the just detained in Limbo?
 

The souls of the just were detained in Limbo because they could not go up to the kingdom of heaven till Christ had opened it for them.

 
66. What do you mean by the words, 'the third day he rose again from the dead'?
 

By the words, 'the third day he rose again from the dead,' I mean that, after Christ had been dead and buried part of three days, he raised his blessed Body to life again on the third day.

 
67. On what day did Christ rise again from the dead?
 

Christ rose again from the dead on Easter Sunday.?