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Dante’s Paradise, Canto 15: FLORENCE

https://pixabay.com/en/italy-tuscany-florence-dom-3603046/ *** FLORENCE *** Florence has declined People avoided luxury Used to be peaceful *** NOTE: Cacciaguida is shocked by the Florence of Dante’s day. In Cacciaguida’s day, the people of Florence were much more moral. *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/dantes-paradise-canto-15-retelling-mars-cacciaguida/ *** Free … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE: Canto 15: CACCIAGUIDA

https://pixabay.com/en/knight-crusader-isolated-2939429/ *** CACCIAGUIDA *** Died in the Crusades Dante’s great-great grandfather Became a martyr *** NOTE: Cacciaguida, Dante’s great-great grandfather, fought and died in the Second Crusade. Because he was a martyr, he instantly entered Paradise. Cacciaguida is an important … Continue reading

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David Bruce: War Stories

Bryan Anderson, a 25-year-old Army sergeant, was horribly wounded in George W. Bush’s war in Iraq, losing both legs, his left hand, and part of his right hand. He nearly died from his wounds, but survived. That means that he … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 15: VITAL DESTINIES

https://pixabay.com/en/dante-florence-statue-sculpture-3080922/ *** VITAL DESTINIES *** Aeneas, Dante Both have vital destinies So hard to achieve *** NOTE: Aeneas’ destiny is to lead the surviving Trojans to Italy, where they will become important ancestors of the Romans. He succeeded in achieving … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 15: MARS

https://pixabay.com/en/mars-planet-cosmos-stars-sky-land-2051747/ *** MARS *** Planet of courage Named for Roman god of war Crusaders are here *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/dantes-paradise-canto-15-retelling-mars-cacciaguida/ *** Free eBooks by David Bruce (pdfs) (Includes Discussion Guides for Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise) https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/about-the-blogger/ *** Buy the Paperback here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/david-bruce/dantes-divine-comedy-a-retelling-in-prose/paperback/product-23684331.html

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 14: SAVED SOULS REUNITED WITH BODIES

https://pixabay.com/en/puzzle-heart-love-two-hearts-1721592/ *** SAVED SOULS REUNITED WITH BODIES *** Bodies joined with souls More complete and more perfect Brilliance will increase *** On the Day of Judgment, the saved souls already in Paradise will be reunited with our bodies, and then … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 14: RADIANT SAVED SOULS

https://pixabay.com/en/fantasy-transcendence-composing-2437944/ *** RADIANT SAVED SOULS *** Radiant saved souls Are radiant forever These saved souls love God. *** Q. Will the souls retain their radiance eternally? A. The souls will retain their radiance forever. The radiance comes from their love of God. … Continue reading

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