Mary of Agreda () by the Blessed Mother herself, The Mystical City of God is an amazing collection of four books of revelations about the life of Mary. THE MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD. POPULAR ABRIDGEMENT. THE DIVINE HISTORY AND LIFE OF THE VIRGIN MOTHER OF GOD. Venerable Mary of Agreda. r B 1 MARY OF AGREDA IS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN FAVORED WITH THE U. S. CITY OF GOD THE CONCEPTION THE DIVINE HISTORY AND LIFE OF.
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A thousand angels were equipped for her guard and custody, that they might serve as most faithful vassals of their Queen and Lady.
O King, most high and wise Lord; How incomprehensible are thy judgments, and inscrutable thy ways Rom. And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven. In disorderly fury he aspired to be himself the head of all the human race and of the angelic orders, and if there was to be a hypostatic union, he demanded that it be consummated in him.
In she was chosen abbess, much against her wishes, and, except during a short intermission, was re-elected every three years until she died, in Mahomet proves himself an epileptic adventurer and his Koran a travesty of Judaism and Christianity, settling like a blight upon civilization. Now I will make manifest my indignation and mray my justice and equity; I will show how well justified is my cause.
For example, in the first volume, there is an instance in which this translation states that there are three principles demonstrated in a specific section of the text, though it is difficult to discern three discrete principles. The Most High also wished that the first Adam should be the type of the second in the manner of their creation; for, just as before the creation of the first, He created and ordered for him the republic of all the beings, of which he was to be the lord and head; so before the appearance of his Onlybegotten, He allowed many ages to pass by, in order that his Son might, in the multiplied manners of the human race, find prepared for Himself a people, of which He was to be the Head, the Teacher, and the King.
Thou art the one, who art especially blessed of the Lord and whom He wishes to visit and enrich with more singular blessings. And the dragon was angry against the woman and afreda to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
The Father is not made, nor created, nor begotten, nor agreds He be generated or have a beginning.
The fakir Dowie pretending prophecy, ends as a lunatic in a bankrupt Zion, yet leaving millions to his relatives. But he soon fell from his proud boasting, when he saw, contrary to his expectations, how kindly the merciful love of God dealt with the delinquents, and how He offered them a chance of doing penance by giving them hope of pardon and return of grace.
Read more Read less. Various misinterpretations of her writings led to the extent that Mystical City of God was temporarily placed on the Church’s Index Librorum Prohibitorum in August Never did the body of the most Holy Mary suffer from the taint of corruption, nor was there anything wanting or anything excessive found in it; but all the conditions and proportions of the different elements were continuously adjusted, without any want or excess in what was necessary for her perfect existence and without excess or default in dryness or moisture.
Thus ruin overtook them and all the rest: From the throne an intellectual voice proceeded saying: Webarchive template wayback links. Now, at this hour, when the world has arrived at so unfortunate a pass and when, though the Word has become incarnate, mortals are more careless of their weal and seek it less; when the day of their transitory life passes swiftly at the setting of the sun of time; when the night of eternity is approaching closer and closer for the wicked and the day without a night is being born for the just; when the majority of mortals are sinking deeper and deeper into the darkness of their ignorance and guilt, oppressing the just and mocking the children of God; when my holy and divine law is despised in the management of the iniquitous affairs of state, which are as hostile as they are contrary to my Providence; when the wicked least deserve my mercy; in these predestined times, I wish to open a portal for the just ones through which they can find access to my mercy; I wish to give them a light by which they can dispel the gloom that envelops the eyes of their minds.
His powerful arm gave existence to all his wonderful works ad extra when and how He chose. Composed of the Conception, Incarnation, Transfixion and Coronation, this magnificent narrative takes the reader through the various stages of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, plus it reveals all sorts of facts about our entire salvation history.
God violated the right of no one, since He forsook no one nor denied to any one that which is necessary. To Him no space is too wide, no narrowness causes restraint, his will does not vary, the sorrowful does not cause Him pain, the past has not passed for Him, nor does the future happen in regard to Him.
And she brought forth a man—child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod; and her son was taken up to God, and to his throne. Being united to the Divinity his humanity is to be the price of Redemption, wherefore it before all be preserved from sin, and We have already foreseen and accepted the merits of the Word in this very flesh and human nature.
The Coronation Mystical City of Refuge “I have not revealed these mysteries in the primitive Church, because they are so great, that the faithful would have been lost in the contemplation and admiration of them at a time when it was more necessary to establish firmly the law of grace and of the Gospel.
Write a customer review. I perceived on this occasion that from the time of that great battle of saint Michael with the dragon and his allies, in which they were hurled into everlasting darkness while the hosts of Michael remained victorious and confirmed in grace and glory, these holy spirits commenced immediately to pray for the fulfillment of the mysteries of the Incarnation of the Word, of which they became cognizant at that time. By the order of Blessed Innocent XI, however, the decree of condemnation was removed three months later, after it was shown that a faulty French translation was at the basis for the censure.
The miracle of bilocation related of her is in fact more remarkable and lasted a longer time than that recorded anywhere in the lives of the saints. This magnificent set is an heirloom that should be in every Catholic home library. It is also an accepted truth that He sometimes reveals them to his friends for the express purpose of communicating this extra knowledge to other well disposed persons through the natural and human means at the disposal of those receiving his revelations.
Having passed some days in these affections and sentiments, I was informed by the Most High, that the ladder signified the life of the Most Holy Virgin, its virtues and sacraments. His majesty commanded and exhorted me not to be guilty of such ingratitude, but to offer Him a sacrifice of praise, and a new song, and that I magnify Him in the name of all creatures.
It is a greater good to be holy than to be only mother; but all sanctity and perfection is nevertheless due to the motherhood of God. So much has the most high and powerful God favored this Creature, that we, his angelic spirits, are full of astonishment.
On account of this ignorance and meanness of heart few of them arrive at an intimate friendship of God, which they can attain only by fervent love.
This woman also prayed most fervently, that the Almighty deign to procure od her in matrimony a husband, who should help her to observe the ancient law and testament, and to be perfect in the fulfillment of all its precepts. As a remedy, it was ordained that the most holy humanity should be capable of suffering. These commands were at once given to the angels. In the same instant also was decreed the creation of the empyrean heaven, for the manifestation of his glory and the reward of the good; also the earth and the heavenly bodies lf the other creatures; moreover also in the center or depth of the earth, hell, for the punishment of the bad angels.
What woman shall She be, that is so fortunate and blessed? At ciry time I saw a most beautiful ladder with many rungs; around it were many angels, and a great number of them were ascending and descending upon it.
He wishes us to venerate them, knowing how they esteemed the law of grace and how earnestly they yearned and prayed for it. Of course xity is. Remember that marvelous is this message, for the Conception of this Child shall rejoice heaven and earth.