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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Words of Wisdom from Hans Balthasar...



"What you are is God's gift to you, what you become is your gift to God."


-- Hans Urs von Balthasar; Roman Catholic priest, author and considered one of the most important theologians of the 20th Century.  Balthasar is said to have influenced Bl. Pope John Paul II and Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, among many others and was once called, "perhaps the most cultured man of our time." The Swiss born scholar priest published over a thousand books and articles and sought to offer an intellectual response to Western modernism.  He died in 1988, at the age of 82, just two days before he was to become a Cardinal.


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