Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spiritual Warfare

St. Bonaventure depicts the Sacraments as weapons for spiritual warfare:

"Hence, because Baptism is for those entering the battle, Confirmation for those fighting, Holy Eucharist for those recuperating, Penance for those rising anew, Extreme Unction for those about to leave, Orders for those bringing in new recruits, and Matrimony for those providing these recruits-it is clear that the sacramental remedies and means of defense are sufficient and orderly."
(Breviloquium, VI.3.4)

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