It is time to put some of the dots together, beginning with a scriptural summary. There were actually four major streams of prophesies in the Hebrew Bible which ultimately center on the Messiah, not the traditionally noted three. The first two: the Messiah was to be the Son of David and the Son of Man […]
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Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) accomplished at great deal in her brief stay on this earth. She had a charismatic force of personality, much like St. Bernard, which could persuade others to see things her way. She moved in extraordinarily wide circles for an Italian woman in the fourteenth century. She influenced popes and wrote […]
Saint Gertrude of Helfta (1256-1302) really did not like to talk about herself, except to indicate how unworthy she was of the many graces God lavished upon her. Her experiences of God were such that the epithet “the Great” came to be added to her name. Mechthild of Magdeburg (1207-1282/1294) is the most complicated of […]
St. Lutgarde of Aywieres, Belgium (1182-1246) is the first person who reported a “heart exchange” with Jesus Christ. A Cistercian nun, she reported a number of religious encounters and ecstatic moments with Christ. Most important is the heart exchange between Lutgarde and Jesus. Saint Mechthild of Hackeborn (1240-1298) was the second woman on record to […]
Maybe I was looking the other way, so I didn’t see it. It was right there in front of me, but I just didn’t get it. Here I had all those experiences described above, and I was fairly familiar with the Scriptures. I was, however, ignorant of the vast tradition concerning the Sacred Heart of […]
In the first letter of John, likely written by the author of the Gospel of John, the centrality of abiding in Christ, as commanded in John 15, is at the heart of its message. As in John’s Gospel, abiding is not meant to be taken figuratively but quite literally. It signifies the state of being […]