Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Visible World

God himself created the visible world in all its richness, diversity and order. Scripture presents the work of the Creator symbolically as a succession of six days of divine “work”, concluded by the “rest” of the seventh day. On the subject … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 3 – Chapter 8

The prophecy of Christ’s Godhead and Manhood, contained in the verse of Isaiah just now cited, is unfolded, and its force in refuting various heresies demonstrated. 54. This beginning did Isaiah see, and therefore he says: A Child is born, a Son is given to … Continue reading

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The Angels in the Life of Church

In the meantime, the whole life of the Church benefits from the mysterious and powerful help of angels. In her liturgy, the Church joins with the angels to adore the thrice-holy God. She invokes their assistance (in the Roman Canon’s Supplices … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 3 – Chapter 7

Solomon’s words, The Lord created Me, etc., mean that Christ’s Incarnation was done for the redemption of the Father’s creation, as is shown by the Son’s own words. That He is the beginning may be understood from the visible proofs of His virtuousness, and … Continue reading

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The Angels

The existence of angels – a truth of faith. The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls “angels” is a truth of faith. the witness of Scripture is as clear as the unanimity of Tradition. Who are … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose – Bk 3 – Chapter 6

In order to dispose of an objection grounded on a text in St. John, St. Ambrose first shows that the Arian interpretation lends countenance to the Manichæans; then, after setting forth the different ways of dividing the words in this … Continue reading

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Heaven and Earth

The Apostles’ Creed professes that God is “creator of heaven and earth”. the Nicene Creed makes it explicit that this profession includes “all that is, seen and unseen”. The Scriptural expression “heaven and earth” means all that exists, creation in … Continue reading

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