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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Who can understand thy greatness and who can be worthy of thy most magnificent works, or who can tell Thee why Thou hast created them Rom. Let Gabriel as our ambassador bring tidings of joy for them and for the whole human race; let him announce to them, that in our condescension We have looked upon them and chosen them.
Leave this company and depart; do not annoy God with thy offerings and sacrifices, which are not acceptable to Him. O fearful malice of sin, which alone is capable of holding up the impetuous stream of such great and eternal gifts! The law is first to be fulfilled by the divine Word by honoring Her as his chosen Mother, by exalting Her with a powerful arm, and lavishing upon Her the most admirable, most holy and most excellent of all graces and gifts.
The Mystical City of God 4 VOLUME SET – Venerable Mary of Agreda
Showing of 87 reviews. The book was subsequently criticized by Jansenists and Gallicans in the 18th century, while the Church continued to defend its orthodoxy. At this juncture according to our way of understandingthe Most High directed his attention to the attribute of agredz mercy, counterbalanced the weight of his incomprehensible justice with the law of clemency, and chose to yield more to his own goodness, to the clamors and faithful services of the just and the prophets of his people, than to his indignation at the wickedness and sins of all the rest of mankind.
Sold as a set of 4 only. The predestined were chosen by free grace, and the foreknown were reprobated with exact justice.
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Taking courage therefore in the precept, which was given to Adam and Eve, and having prepared the snare, Lucifer entered with all his energy upon the work of entrapping them and of opposing and hindering the execution of the divine Will.
Ancient sorcery and magic and modern spiritism have their root in this sort of preter natural communication. The Word, which is to become o, being the Redeemer and Teacher of men, must lay the foundation of the most perfect law of grace, and must teach through it, that the father and mother are to be obeyed and honored as the secondary causes of the natural existence of man.
They have been faithful and constant in their trials and in citu and uprightness their souls have become acceptable and pleasing before Us. On this occasion they also told each other, how the same angel, before their espousal, had commanded each to accept the other, in order that together they might serve God according to his divine will. The whole of this holy life of Mary is divided, for greater perspicuity, into three parts. We wish that She, who is to be his Mother, experience the same labors and difficulties, that She be singularly distinguished in patience, admirable in sufferings, and that She, in union with the Onlybegotten, offer the acceptable sacrifices of sorrow to Us for jary greater glory.
Since there must be a beginning of this work, by which we shall manifest to the world the treasures of the Divinity, this shall be the acceptable and opportune time for its execution.
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Vision does not terminate, nor ever exhaust itself in thy abyss of being. And though there are three Persons, in whom these infinite perfections agrreda, He is the one and true God, the Holy, the Just, the Powerful, the Eternal and the Measureless.
He who is the eternal God, increate, and the Creator of all, most upright in his judgments, powerful agrsda strong, sends me to thee, because thy works and alms have been acceptable. To thine eyes are manifest all our desires Ps.
The kind Mother heard his prayer and immediately the Lord commanded the angels to carry Her with the usual splendor and ceremony to the Evangelist, who was still in prayer.
Joachim hastened away from the temple full of sorrow, though peaceful and contented, to a farm or storehouse, which he possessed, and there in solitude he called upon the Lord for some days, praying as follows:. The Almighty at this conjuncture worked another wonderful mystery.
AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. For although they were in the midst of glory, the Divinity itself was not to be made manifest to them face to face and unveiled, until they should have merited such a favor by obeying the divine will. At the same time She was filled ahreda grace and gifts above those of the highest seraphim of heaven, and there was not a single instant in which She was found wanting or deprived of the light, the friendship and love of the Creator, or in which She was touched by the stain or darkness of original sin.
This at once will establish the position which private revelations, whether coming from Heaven or originating from hallucination, merely human or devilish, hold in the Church of God. The Evangelist Mark wrote his gospel four years later, in the forty-sixth ageda after the birth of Christ.
Fulfill in regard to me, what is according to thy pleasure, and rejoice our spirit with the accomplishment of our hopes.
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The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary: And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth he persecuted the woman, who brought forth the man—child:. In order that the humble heart of the holy Anne might not faint away with admiration and joy at these tidings of the holy angel, she was strengthened by the holy Spirit and thus she heard it and received it with magnanimity and incomparable joy.
All those that were capable of knowing and enjoying God, were to be the people of the Son of God, to know and reverence Him as their Chief. Mahomet proves himself an epileptic adventurer and his Koran a travesty of Judaism and Christianity, settling like a blight upon civilization. Many again seem beyond mere natural human powers of insight, but at the same time in their authorship and tendencies show nothing divine or beneficent, thus proving that besides human error and malice the sinister and treacherous knowledge of malign spirits often finds its way into such writings.
These are the twelve which are mentioned in the twenty—first chapter of the Apocalypse as guarding the portals of the city; of them I will speak in the explanation of that chapter later on.
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The second instant was to confirm and determine the object and intention of this communication of the Divinity ad extra, namely, that it should redound to his greater glory and to the exaltation of his Majesty and the manifestation of his greatness. They themselves lived with each other in undisturbed peace and union of hod, without quarrel or shadow of a grudge.
On account of the merits of Christ our Savior, the graces and gifts were prearranged, and also original justice, if citu would only preserve it.
At the sight of thy greatness I perceive my littleness, which before that happy hour was unknown to me; and I was ignorant of the greatness and excellence of the virtue of humility, which is learnt in this science. Mystical City of God, the miracle of His omnipotence and the abyss of His grace the divine history and life of the Virgin Mother of God our Queen and our Lady, most holy Mary expiatrix of the fault of eve and mediatrix of grace.
The majesty of God, beholding the nature of his infinite perfections, their virtue and efficacy operating with magnificence, saw, that it was just and most proper, and, as it were, a duty and a necessity, to communicate Himself and to follow that inclination of imparting and exercising his liberality and mercy, by distributing outside of Himself with magnificence the plenitude of the infinite treasures, contained in the Divinity.
From the creation and sin of the first man until I gave the law to Moses, men governed themselves according to their own inclinations and fell into many errors and sins Rom. In this humanity, united with the Word, will be written, as with his own blood, the true law of Mercy.
Only the strictest command under obedience and the threat of censures finally induced her to write the manuscript which she began in and finished inand which is still preserved in the convent of Agreda.