Now that the incorruption
of this most fragrant ambergris should be found in the heart of such decay; is this nothing?
It is incorruption
not dictatorship that propelled the Asian Tiger economies into the First World.
that by this communion with the Deity mankind might at the same time be deified, for this end it is that, by dispensation of this grace, He disseminates Himself in every believer through the flesh, whose substance comes from bread and wine, blending Himself with the bodies of believers, to secure that, by this union with the immortal, man, too, may be a sharer in incorruption
Readers will discover countless fascinating and pious stories, prophetic dreams and visions, apparitions of Christ and Our Lady, appearances of the devil in disguise, miraculous healings, episodes of bi-location, stigmata, incorruption
after death, and more.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption
, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Make it a fountain of incorruption
, a gift of sanctification, a loosing of sins, a healing of sicknesses, a destruction of demons, unapproachable by hostile powers, filled with angelic might; and let them that take counsel together against Your creature flee therefrom, for I have called upon Your Name, O Lord, which is wonderful, and glorious, and terrible unto adversaries.
Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption
, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility.
Paul famously cited the first of these assertions when he wrote, in the midst of his description of the Christian resurrection "when corruption shall have put on incorruption
," then "Death is swallowed up in victory" (1 Cor.
Catherine of Bologna, for which medical experts were called to give evidence about the incorruption
of Caterina's corpse, and about her healing miracles.
But from the moment of the rising of the people of the Pyrenean peninsula, there was a mighty change; we were instantaneously animated; and, from that moment, the contest assumed the dignity, which it is not in the power of any thing to bestow: and, if I may dare to transfer language, prompted by a revelation of a state of being that admits not of decay or change, to the concerns and interests of our transitory planet, from that moment "this corruptible put on incorruption
, and this mortal put on immortality.
He has discovered the secret knowledge of the universe -- his soul found his body, hence his incorruption
This is corroborated by Ben Sira, who was able to include in his extended polemic against evil women the statement "from a woman sin had its beginning, and because of her we all die" (Sirach 25:24) as well by as the Wisdom of Solomon, which likely predates Paul's writings by only a few years: "For God created us for incorruption
, and made us in the image of his own eternity; but through the devil's envy death entered the world, and those who belong to his company experience it" (2:23-4).