Awake, you who lie in the dust awake and give praise. And history was radically changed for ever. THE CENTRAL MIDDLE AGES Undoubtedly the em poisoned head of the serpent was crushed by Mary, who brought to naught every suggestion of the Evil One, as well as regards carnal allurements as in- 1 i Cor. For the angels are wont to be near those who pray ; they delight in beholding them raise their pure hands to heaven ; and with glad service they present to God the sacrifices of devotion which they offer in the odour of sweetness. Attend and see how joy is made 1 St.
Bernard of Clairvaux
Therefore, as she herself testifies, in order that she might conceive of the Holy Ghost, God the Father "regarded the humility of his handmaid," rather than her virginity. Also how the Blessed in Heaven, and the Angels, come to the aid of the elect, who are still pilgrims upon the earth Cant. Engh is to be congratulated for taking this issue so seriously, and, especially, for making sense of it in its own context, not just as a vehicle for modern critical gender theory. From the beginning of the year , Bernard felt his death approaching. That the righteous live in light, and that a brighter day awaits them ; but that the wicked, who are devoted to works of darkness, can look forward only to eternal night Cant. Three more quick facts:
Of Mary's Virginity and Humility - Reformation21 Blog
Ignatius of Loyola Humility makes our lives acceptable to God, meekness makes us acceptable to men. When the soul is once reformed, it draws near to contemplate Christ, and to enjoy the sweetness of His Presence Cant. In your brief response we are to be remade in order to be recalled to life. The last years of Bernard's life were saddened by the failure of the Second Crusade he had preached, the entire responsibility for which was thrown upon him. However, Abelard continued to develop his teachings, which were controversial in some quarters.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux - Aglow with Love for Mary
Description: Augustine The highest point of humility consists in not merely acknowledging one's abjection, but in taking pleasure therein, not from any want of breadth or courage, but to give the more glory to God's Divine Majesty, and to esteem one's neighbour more highly than one's self. Think first about the foundations of humility. Early Medjugorje Reflections Books. In a homily on the birth of Mary, Bernard compares Mary to an aqueduct which floods the earth with grace. Many letters, treatises, and other works, falsely attributed to him survive, and are now referred to as works by pseudo-Bernard.