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The Mystic as Flame

Bernardo Olivera, speaking of the great 12th-century mystics, uses a dramatic but very beautiful image to describe this journey of the Christian life.
Thus, mysticism is the reality of grace accompanying the whole life of the believer, transforming him or her from dawn into midday and from an individual burning coal into an all-consuming fire.
The Sun at Midnight (Cistercian Publications)
Through the abundant grace of God, may we too be transformed from dimness into an all-consuming flame of love in God.
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For more, see "The Mystic as Flame," on Caught Up in God (Cenacle Journal).

Fire photo with fractal by Rose Hoover, rc

(Fractal created in Apophysis)
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Ron Krumpos MARCH 4 2015
“For the eyes of the soul behold a plenitude of which I cannot speak: a plenitude which is not bodily, but spiritual, of which I can say nothing.” Angela of Foligno (ca. 1248–1309) “God visits the soul in a way that prevents it doubting when it comes to itself that it has been in God and God in it and so firmly is it convinced of this truth...” St. Teresa of Avila
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