ARCANUM DIVINAE SAPIENTIAE. Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, published in , on the sacrament of matrimony. Its main thesis is that the marriage contract. Marriage, and its basis in natural law, is addressed by Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical Arcanum divinae sapientia. This encyclical was published. Arcanum Divinae Sapientiae Christian Marriage Encyclical Letter Pope Leo XIII [ Pope Leo XIII] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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It is written with the intention of addressing the secular state’s arrogation of rights over marriage. He influenced Roman Catholic Mariology and promoted both the rosary and the scapular.

To the Apostles, indeed, as our masters, are to be referred the doctrines which “our holy Fathers, the Councils, and the Tradition of the Universal Church have always taught,” 9 namely, that Christ our Lord raised marriage to the dignity of a sacrament; that to husband and wife, guarded and strengthened by the heavenly grace which His merits gained for them, He gave power to attain holiness in the married state; and that, in a wondrous way, making marriage an example of the mystical union between Himself and His Church, He not only perfected that love which is according to nature, 10 but also made the naturally indivisible union of one man with one woman far more perfect through the bond of heavenly love.

Moreover, plurality of wives and husbands, as well as divorce, caused the nuptial bond to be relaxed exceedingly. John the Apostle on the Eternal Law 1 St. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. May he carry out the good works prepared by God beforehand and so live completely for the praise of his glory. Indeed, if they do not change their views, not only private families, but all public society, will have unceasing cause to fear lest they should be miserably driven into that general confusion and overthrow of order which is even now the wicked aim of socialists and communists.

He was the oldest pope reigning until the age of 93and had the third longest pontificate, behind that of Pope Pius IX his immediate predecessor and John Paul II. Aeterni Patris, above, pp. Peter’s in Rome, the tenth day of February,the third year of Our pontificate. From such marriages as these the State may rightly expect a race of citizens animated by a good spirit and filled with reverence and love for God, recognizing it their duty to obey those who rule justly and lawfully, to love all, and to injure no one.

You CAN rebuild that passion you felt for one another when you first kissed. Though revilers of the Christian faith refuse to acknowledge the never-interrupted doctrine of the Church on this subject, and have long striven to destroy the testimony of all nations and of all times, they have nevertheless failed not only to quench the powerful light of truth, but even to lessen it. That should benefit man also in the natural order; first, the individual; and then, as a consequence, human society.


Augustine, one cannot see how it could have offered greater help in the matter of living well and happily, had it been instituted for the single object of procuring or increasing those things which contributed to the conveniences or advantages of this mortal life.

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Return to Book Page. No man in his senses could ever be persuaded that the Church made so many laws about the holiness and indissolubility of marriage, 34 and the marriages of slaves with the free-born, 35 by power divibae from Roman emperors, most hostile to the Christian name, whose strongest desire was to destroy by violence and murder the rising Church of Christ.

A very torrent of evil has flowed from this source, not only into private families, but also into States. For, first, there has been vouchsafed to the marriage union a higher and nobler purpose than was ever previously given to it. He is well known for his intellectualism, the development of social teachings with his famous papal encyclical [Book: That the judgment of the Council of Jerusalem reprobated licentious salientiae free love, 20 we all know; as also that the incestuous Corinthian was condemned by the authority of blessed Paul.

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Arcanum Divinae (Christian Marriage)

Hilary of Poitiers on the Natural Law 1 St. Jesus Among the Doctors of the Law And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers.

Kindle Edition19 pages. This being so, all rulers and administrators of the State who are desirous of following the dictates of reason and wisdom, and anxious for the good of their people, ought to make up their minds to keep the holy laws of marriage intact, and to make use of the proffered aid of the Church for securing the safety sapietniae morals and the happiness of families, rather than suspect her of hostile intention and falsely and wickedly accuse her of violating the civil law.

To zapientiae other readers questions about Arcanum Divinaeplease sign up. Jerome on Virtue 1 St. With such incitements it must needs follow that the eagerness for divorce, daily spreading by devious ways, will seize upon the minds of many like a virulent sapientiaae disease, or like a flood of water bursting through every barrier.

These many and glorious fruits were ever the product of arcaunm, so long as it retained those gifts of holiness, unity, and indissolubility from which proceeded all its fertile and saving power; nor can anyone doubt but that it would zapientiae have brought forth such fruits, at all times and in all places, had it been under the power and dvinae of the Church, the trustworthy preserver and protector of these gifts.

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Marriage also can do much for the good of families, for, so long as it is conformable to nature and in accordance with the counsels of God, it has power to strengthen union of heart in the parents; to secure the holy education of children; to temper the authority of the father by the example of the divine authority; to render children obedient to their parents and servants obedient to their masters.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Most couples will never learn how to fix these three simple mistakes. This is a great sacrament; but I speak in Christ and in the Church.

Arcanum Divinae by Pope Leo XIII

But human weakness and wilfulness began to throw off the bridle of Christian discipline in family life; civil rulers began to disown the authority of the Church over the marriage tie; and rationalism sought to sustain them by establishing the principle arcnum the marriage contract diviinae not fivinae sacrament at all, or at least that the natural contract and the sacrament are separable and distinct things. Her constant and watchful care in guarding marriage, by the preservation of its sanctity, is so well understood as to not need proof.

This encyclical was published in Thomas in a Nutshell, Part 1 Natura Pura: Albert the Great 2 St. Le Happy Merchant added it May 05, Yet, under these, for so many centuries, have the nations lived on whom the light of civilization shone bright with the wisdom of Christ Jesus.

Paul on the Eternal Law 1 St. Cyril of Alexandria on the Natural Law 1 St. Irenaeus and the Natural Law 2 St. Furthermore, so far were Christian princes from arrogating any power in the matter of Christian marriage that they on the contrary acknowledged and declared that it belonged exclusively in all its fullness to the Church.

Interfectores and Canon Admonere, quaest. Christ restored the original idea of human marriage, and to sanctify more thoroughly this institution He raised the marriage contract to the dignity of a sacrament.

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