Category Archives: Romano Guardini

“Heaven” and the Ascension

“To understand it [heaven], let us skip all approximations and go straight to the point: Heaven is the intimate reserve of holy God, that which St. Paul calls the “light inaccessible” which he inhabits, unapproachable for any creature (I Tim. … Continue reading

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Christ on the cross

“Christ on the cross!  Inconceivable what he went through as he hung there.  In the degree that we are Christian and have learned to love the Lord, we begin to sense something of that mystery of utter helplessness, hopelessness.  This … Continue reading

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Romano Guardini on Judas and betrayal

“Discussing Judas, we do well not to limit our attention entirely to him. He completed the treachery, but was he the only one touched by it? What did Peter do, whom Jesus had taken with him to the mountain of … Continue reading

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Romano Guardini on Jesus’ Death

“If anyone should ask: What is certain in life and death–so certain that everything else may be anchored in it? That answer is: The love of Christ. Life teaches us that this is the only true reply. Not people–not even … Continue reading

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The Philosopher and the Bible

… As we were saying goodbye, Guardini made the penetrating remark that I had yet to make the “breakthrough” from philosophy to the New Testament (Josef Pieper, No One Could have Known, p. 123).

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