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 www.sticypress.org.
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
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!
120-165), St. Irenaeus
(120-200), and Tertullian (160-240).
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.
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.