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Dante’s Paradise, Canto 32: DANTE IS READY

Source: Wiki Commons (Public Domain) *** DANTE IS READY *** Dante is ready To see God: Saint Bernard prays for that to happen *** NOTE: Now it is time for Dante to see his final vision. He will see God … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 32: PARADISE

Engraver: Gustave Doré (Public Domain, with color modifications) *** No mistakes are made And nothing occurs by chance No sorrow present *** NOTE: In Paradise are no mistakes, no chance, no sorrow, no thirst, and no hunger. Children, however, are … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 32: PREPARATION TO SEE GOD

Engraver: Gustave Doré *** PREPARATION TO SEE GOD *** Saint Bernard will get Dante ready to see God: He studies the Rose *** NOTE: Saint Bernard will get Dante ready to see God. He does that by having Dante study … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 31: SAINT ANNE

Source: Wiki Commons (Public Domain) *** SAINT ANNE *** Most souls in the Rose Look at God, but Saint Anne looks at Holy Virgin *** NOTE: • Most of the souls look at God. The one exception is Saint Anne, … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 31: GUIDES AND SYMBOLS

Source: Wiki Commons (Public Domain) *** GUIDES AND SYMBOLS *** Saint Bernard: symbol Of light of revelation Helps Dante see God *** NOTE: We can look at each of Dante’s three major guides — Virgil, Beatrice, and Saint Bernard — … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 31: BEATRICE

Source: Wiki Commons (Public Domain) *** BEATRICE *** Beatrice led Dante Out of bondage to freedom She is in the Rose *** NOTE: Beatrice’s job is done: She has led Dante out of bondage to freedom. Sitting in the Rose, … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 31: SAINT BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX

Source: Antoon Claeissens — Saint Bernardus before the Virgin and Child(Wiki Commons; Public Domain)  *** SAINT BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX *** helps Dante to see the beatific vision; Dante’s final guide *** NOTE: Dante’s new guide is Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. … Continue reading

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