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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 PURGATORY, Canto 33: ready to rise

https://pixabay.com/en/milky-way-starry-sky-night-sky-star-2695569/ *** READY TO RISE *** Drinks from the Eunoë Ready to rise to the stars Now read Paradise *** NOTE: Dante’s Purgatoryends with Dante the Pilgrim drinking from the Eunoë, which revives the memory of all the good deeds … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 33: different paths

https://pixabay.com/en/gold-footpath-walking-walk-83754/ *** DIFFERENT PATHS *** Paths are different The false path of Humankind The true path of God *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/dantes-purgatory-canto-33-retelling-forest-of-eden-purgation-completed/ ***

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 33: MOURNING

https://pixabay.com/en/woman-desperate-sad-tears-cry-1006100/ *** MOURNING *** Beatrice mourns the Vicissitudes of the church As seen in pageant *** NOTE: The pageant of church history in Canto 32 is mainly about the vicissitudes of the church. Beatrice mourns these, as do the seven … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 32: AVOID POWER STRUGGLES

https://pixabay.com/en/woman-man-chess-chess-board-77275/ *** AVOID POWER STRUGGLES *** Secular matters Church and state separation Religious matters *** NOTE: The church should have power over religious matters, and the state should have power over secular matters. Church and state ought not to get … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 32: DANTE LEARNS HIS FATE

https://pixabay.com/en/chinese-characters-background-fate-998908/ *** DANTE LEARNS HIS FATE *** Dante learns his fate: Dante will reach Paradise Avoid Inferno *** NOTE: Beatrice tells Dante his future. After his journey through the three places of the Afterlife, Dante will return to the Land … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 32: Holy Poverty

https://pixabay.com/en/jesus-christ-cross-crucifix-1327882/ *** HOLY POVERTY *** Holy poverty Resist material wealth Must resist some things *** NOTE: Jesus lived in holy poverty. Doing the same thing would help us resist overvaluing material wealth and help us concentrate on acquiring spiritual wealth. … Continue reading

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