SSF248 – Growth in Holiness: Doctors of the Interior Life
“Sir, we would see Jesus,” was the urgent request from the Greeks in John’s Gospel, and this has been the same desire of the saints and Doctors of the Church through the ages—to be transformed by growth in holiness and purity of heart, knowing that it is the pure of heart who shall see God.
Therefore it is to them that we must look, in their lives and writings, as guidance in our own journey, drawing from the wisdom of men and women from the East and the West: saints such as St. Gregory the Great, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Maximus the Confessor and St. Isaac the Syrian.
Each saint originated from a different vantage point and explored a unique path to holiness, but each conformed to “that great riverbed of Scripture and Tradition.” As that is our universal call and our goal, this class will draw from the well of their wisdom as we, too, seek to be worthy to “see Jesus.”
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