Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Memorial of Saint Leo the Great: "God formed man"

to be imperishable; the image of his own nature he made them.
-- Wis 2:23–3:9

"God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them." Man occupies a unique place in creation: (I) he is "in the image of God"; (II) in his own nature he unites the spiritual and material worlds; (III) he is created "male and female"; (IV) God established him in his friendship.
-- CCC 355

Art: Raphael, Meeting of Saint Leo the Great and Attila the Hun.

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