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The First Promise of a Redeemer

It was on the very day of our fall that God said to the serpent, our corrupter: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; she shall bruise your head” (Gen. 3:15). One must not think that God desired to judge or to punish the visible serpent, for it is an animal lacking intelligence. This is an allegory in which the serpent is judged as a figure of the Devil,... Read More

The Prophecies (Part I of II)

“As He spake to our fathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.” Magnificat. “He hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David, as He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, who are from the beginning.” Benedictus. 1. From the beginning was the promise of the Redeemer given; the fall of man was accompanied with the assurance of the “seed of the woman“ that should... Read More