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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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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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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 14: delights in paradise

https://pixabay.com/en/caudata-strelitzia-3317114/ *** DELIGHTS IN PARADISE *** Saved? Then such delights Await you in Paradise! Do not fear dying. *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/dantes-paradise-canto-14-retelling-sun-solomon-mars-symbolic-cross/ *** Free eBooks by David Bruce (pdfs) (Includes Discussion Guides for Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise) https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/about-the-blogger/ *** Buy the Paperback … Continue reading

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