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Author QuotedLouis Bouyer
Title QuotedMystère Pascal: meditation sur la liturgie des trois derniers jours de la Semaine Sainte
Date (Year/Month/Day)1950/04/08
ImprintParis : Cerf. 1925
QuotationLouis Bouyer has a marvelous chapter on the connection between the Resurrection and the founding of the Church. Now that the Humanity of Christ is fully divinized, a mysterious spiritual gravitation draws all humanity to Him as to its natural center (Myst. Pasch). Then, too, by His risen Humanity, the Savior communicates Himself to all men and feeds them with His Body in order that they might all grow up into the fullness of His Mystical humanity, into a perfect man (Eph. 4:13). Our destiny is to be deified by the vision of the divinity in the Risen Christ. Through His Soul and in His risen Body He reveals and communicates to us the Godhead, Essential Light. The means He has chosen for this is the Sacraments, that we may be transformed from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord.
Quotation SourceEntering the Silence: Becoming a Monk and Writer. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 2, 1941-1952.; Edited by Jonathan Montaldo. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 429
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