St. Irenaeus

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Noun1.St. Irenaeus - Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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St. Irenaeus said, "The glory of God is humanity, fully alive." Supernatural life is not supranatural, not beyond the limits of human nature, but rather humanity itself superbly fulfilled.
A priest friend of mine says that when he thinks about the incarnation, he thinks of a line from St. Irenaeus of Lyons: "The glory of God is the human person fully alive." This, for me, immediately calls to mind the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Irenaeus for the Capital Campaign at
At the core of this document is paragraph 22, which reads: "In reality it is only in the mystery of the Word made flesh that the mystery of man truly becomes clear" Can a text like this be understood without reference to St. Irenaeus, St.
Augustine, first of all in St. Irenaeus of Lyon (130-202)--who, despite being designated by a city of present-day France, Lyon, where he eventually served as bishop, was originally from the East and was Greek-speaking.
Deepening one's awareness of the many versions of self and integrating those facets into a cohesive sense of self leads us to the fullness and richness of what St. Irenaeus intended when he said, "The glory of God is a person fully alive." What better evidence of our knowing our self than being a self that is fully alive!
St. Irenaeus described the Church as "the precious vessel into which the Holy Spirit has poured the truth in all its youthful freshness, the place where that freshness is preserved.
St. Irenaeus of Lyons: Against the Heresies (Book 3).
A Catholic Funeral Mass was held in Annas honor on February 23, 2008 at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church in the city of Cypress.