Nos iunge Beatis

"On earth we hungrily seek out the good, the true, and the beautiful, and we are forever dissatisfied with what we find. A reflection of God's goodness is simply not enough... In heaven, however, …More
"On earth we hungrily seek out the good, the true, and the beautiful, and we are forever dissatisfied with what we find. A reflection of God's goodness is simply not enough... In heaven, however, one no longer has to bother with half-glimpses or finite beauty. God is the 'summum bonum', all good, recapitulating in himself the fragmentary goodness and beauty and truth which so fleetingly captivate and disappoint us during our mortal life. But God far exceeds our greatest expectations; the very sight of him spells supreme and unalloyed happiness... We implore St Dominic to "join us with the blessed in heaven." This audacious request must be properly understood, and the matter is sufficiently important to warrant a few words about the Communion of Saints. This doctrine is explicitly stated in the Apostles' Creed. It means that there is a fellowship existing between all who love God. It implies that the living and the dead, whether human or angelic, are interested in each other, and …More