Together with purification and deification, illumination is “the reception of an understanding of the Godhead” (Dionysus the Aeropagite, CH VII.3.209C).
The illumination of conscience is a grace of mercy given by God the Father and a process whereby one sees everything they did or did not do, said or did not say, throughout their life in the light of the truth who is Christ; and all those sins which were not absolved (not recalled by God anymore) through the sacrament of reconciliation. Continue reading “What is the meaning of illumination of conscience? – Response to a question”
FOR THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER
The Pillar of Sweetness and Love
You came that late weekday evening. But instead of presenting Yourself as a still, small voice or a gentle breeze (1 Kgs 19:12) as You normally did, this time You came as a tangible column of ineffable sweetness and lightness; literally, a well-defined pillar of about 18 inches wide and over 6 feet tall. You came to my side without warning or expectation at the request of Your Spouse, the Virgin Mary. But unlike usual, You said nothing. Continue reading “Description of the Holy Spirit”
Mankind does not want God. Yet it wants the human Mother of God the Son, Jesus Christ, even less despite the fact She is the exemplar of the deification of created man – what mankind was supposed to be – and the bridge to the Holy Trinity. The latter fact is true for everyone, including those who do not believe. How inconceivably stupid we are in rejecting all the help and provision freely given to us Continue reading “The bridge to the Holy Trinity”
“It is time to weep” (1/6/13). “The love of man for his brother has gone dry” (1/7/13).
Purification in the desert is an ascent, for all our untoward attachments are removed so the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – can come and live in us. If we are not thoroughly purified this way, how can we open ourselves up sufficiently for Them to come and live in us with power and might? Perfect light and life cannot dwell where darkness resides. This is why we are presently being Continue reading “Purification – The ascent”