December 13, 2019

Communion of Saints

Included in the Catholic Church faith as delivered to us from Jesus Christ to the Apostles is summarized in the Apostles Creed.

#946 After confessing the holy Catholic Church the Creed adds the Communion of Saints. In a certain sense this article is a further explanation of the preceding: “What is the Church if not the assembly of all the saints?”479 The communion of saints is the Church. CCC#947- Since all the faithful form one body, the good of each is communicated to the others. . . . We must therefore believe that there exists a communion of goods in the Church. But the most important member is Christ, since he is the head. . . . Therefore, the riches of Christ are communicated to all the members, through the sacraments.”480 St. Thomas Aquinas, Symb., 10. “As this Church is governed by one and the same Spirit, all the goods she has received necessarily become a common fund.”481Roman Catechism I, 10,24. The entire TRUTH as spelled out in this Catholic Catechism on the theology of the Communion of the Saints may one day be found on this page also. CCC946-962

On this CityofGod.blog page you should find, everything posted, relating to the Saints. That part of the Church’s Mystical Body that has merited Her reward in union with Christ, in heaven., alive in the first resurrection. Only a few exceptions have their own page or pages for the City of God; the Blessed Virgin Mary (Theotokos), St. Augustine for example. The Catholic Church by her exercising her Authority of Whatever you Bind and Loose on Earth is bound in Heaven(Mt18:18), (Power of the Keys, Mt16:16-19) proclaims the right to grant Sainthood, upon evidence of recorded miracles and other conditions. We should find all the Saints writings that intercede for His Church on this page. Their words and faith well documented guard the “Sensus Fidelium” with the Holy Spirit for the Holy See, in protecting the Doctrines of the Apostles until Christ’s second coming, at the end of the age. The saints words stand guard and support our understanding, in the PROCLAMATION OF THE TRUTH. Their lives are exemplary witnesses to God’s forgiveness, and holiness. These saints intercede on behalf of our Church, they are the Church Victorious, in Christ’s Cross.

The intent of CityofGod.blog is doctrinal postings in this area due to the primary heading “Apostles Creed” While prayer life and mystical theology by the Saints can find its way in the Stairway to Heaven subtitles, primary heading. If the essay does not incorporate more than three primary topics, it is possible to find the article in both places. Hopefully the judgement of categorization will be consistent. Please comment if you find a definitive error in this regard.

Communion of Saints posts:


St Rafqa Pietra, Mighty and Valiant Warrior of Faith (1832-1914)

Overview: ‘Become a nun in the Baladita Order’, a voice spoke to her. Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès, O.L.M., also known as Saint Rafka and Saint Rebecca, is a Lebanese Maronite nun who was canonized, by Pope John Paul II, on June 10, 2001. ( i) Born: June 29, 1832, Matn, Lebanon ; Died: March 23, […]

How well do you know the Blessed Mother?

what roll in your personal life ,How do you seek to deepen, her relationship? Testimonial / CityofGod.blog I know the blessed mother, as always been important in my life, so I know her very-well. I know her in my prayers, in my readings, through my vacations and in my heart. First I know her in […]

PREPARED for the KINGDOM

(Mt21:43) “Therefore I say to you, that the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and shall be given to a nation yielding the fruits thereof.” One who delights in the world, who is enticed by flattering and deceiving earthly pleasures wants to remain in the world a long time.… Since the world hates […]

AUGUSTINE: HIDDEN THINGS: Mt 11:25

Sermon 67.…. On the words of the gospel, “I thank thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and Earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding,” etc. (Mt 11:25) When the Holy Gospel was being read, we heard that the Lord Jesus exulted in Spirit, and said, “I confess to Thee, O […]

From the Doctor, St. Robert Bellarmine: 15 Marks of the Catholic Church

Developed by St. Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, 1542-1621, Doctor of the Church 1. The Church’s Name, Catholic, universal, and world wide, and not confined to any particular nation or people. 2. Antiquity, in tracing her ancestry directly to Jesus Christ. 3. Constant Duration, in lasting substantially unchanged for so many centuries. 4. Extensiveness, in the number […]

VIRGO DOLOROSISSIMA, ORA PRO NOBIS – SEVEN DOLORS

#377. “Virgin most sorrowful, pray for us.” Devoutly recite Hail Mary. 7 times w/Invocation = 5yrs.; (300 days), invocation alone: Nov 22,1934 “Virgo dolorosissma, ora pro nobis.” #381. The faithful during September performing BVM devotions gain 5 yrs. Ind. Each day pg275, Apostolic Brief Apr 3,1857; Nov 12,1936. pg 275. #382. On 7 any preceding […]

The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are made clean, the deaf hear, the dead rise again, to the poor the gospel is preached

Isaiah Prophesies Fulfilled- By Him or still looking for another? Jesus responds with his fulfillment of the Isaiah prophesied over 500 to 800 years earlier, as the sure sign of the Messiah. For every Jew, these were the signs of the King, Not to be mistaken. Many had come claiming to be the one…but who […]

THE OATH AGAINST MODERNISM

Pope Pius X – 1910 To be sworn to by all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries. I . . . . firmly embrace and accept each and every definition that has been set forth and declared by the unerring teaching authority of the Church, especially those principal truths which […]

St. Augustine’s, Homily 7 on the First Epistle of John; of Christian Love – 1 John4:4-12

1 John4:2-12 ‘Douay Rheims’ [2] By this is the spirit of God known. Every spirit which confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is of God: [3] And every spirit that dissolve Jesus, is not of God: and this is Anti-Christ, of whom you have heard that he come, and he is now […]

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