Monthly Archives: June 2018

Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 4: education

https://pixabay.com/en/dark-full-moon-luna-moon-night-1853877/ *** EDUCATION *** Souls appear on Moon And the other planets to Educate Dante *** NOTE: Just as in the Inferno and on the Mountain of Purgatory, Dante talks in Paradise to souls who can help educate him. Each … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 4: WHERE DO THE SOULS OF THE SAVED GO AFTER DEATH?

https://pixabay.com/en/dawn-sun-mountain-landscape-sky-190055/ *** WHERE DO THE SOULS OF THE SAVED GO AFTER DEATH? *** The saved souls live in The Mystic Empyrean Feel eternal joy *** NOTE: The Mystic Empyrean is God’s dwelling place; it is Paradise. *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/dantes-paradise-canto-4-retelling-location-of-souls-the-absolute-versus-the-conditional-will/ ***

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David Bruce: Love Anecdotes

A young boy grew up during the Cambodian terror. He was imprisoned in a camp, and several times a day people were brought to the outskirts of the camp to be killed, and the children were forced to watch. One … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 3: BREAKING OF RELIGIOUS VOWS

https://pixabay.com/en/nun-church-jesus-roman-catholic-1562043/ *** BREAKING OF RELIGIOUS VOWS *** The Empress Constance Also broke a religious vow Just like Piccarda *** NOTE: Both the Empress Constance and Piccarda Donati took vows to become nuns, but both were forced to marry by male … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 3: PARADISE IS NOT EMPTY

https://pixabay.com/en/concert-crowd-audience-people-768722/ *** PARADISE IS NOT EMPTY *** No one is perfect Paradise is not empty God is merciful *** NOTE: Piccarda Donati broke a religious vow, yet she is in Paradise. If we had to be perfect to get into Paradise, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Illnesses and Injuries Anecdotes

On January 28, 1958, Brooklyn Dodger catcher Roy Campanella had an accident on an icy road in the days before cars had seat belts. He tried to turn off the engine because he knew that the car might catch on … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 3: WE ARE HAPPY HERE

https://pixabay.com/en/moon-craters-on-the-moon-957565/ *** WE ARE HAPPY HERE *** Moon is lowest sphere We want only what we have We are happy here *** NOTE: Piccarda Donati appears to Dante on the Moon, the sphere closest to the Earth. Dante asks if … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 3: DONATI FAMILY MEMBERS

https://pixabay.com/en/the-dome-of-the-sky-outdoor-nature-3314003/ *** DONATI FAMILY MEMBERS *** One in Inferno One is here in Paradise One on the Mountain *** NOTE: Dante meets Piccarda Donati, who is in Paradise. Earlier, he met her brother Foresi, who is climbing the Mountain of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Husbands and Wives Anecdotes

Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock proposed to his future wife, Alma Reville, while she was seasick on a voyage. As Mr. Hitchcock told the story, he hoped that her resistance might be lowered by illness and thus she would be more inclined … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 3: FACES

https://pixabay.com/en/model-face-beautiful-2303361/ *** FACES *** Pale and indistinct Faces appear now in Moon They are truly real *** NOTE: At each stop on his way to Paradise, Dante will have the opportunity to speak to saved souls and learn from them. … Continue reading

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