Beatific Vision
Beatific Vision
The immediate knowledge of God which the angelic spirits and the souls of the just enjoy in Heaven

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

Beatific Vision
    Beatific Vision
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    The immediate knowledge of God which the angelic spirits and the souls of the just enjoy in Heaven. It is called "vision" to distinguish it from the mediate knowledge of God which the human mind may attain in the present life. And since in beholding God face to face the created intelligence finds perfect happiness, the vision is termed "beatific". For further explanation of the subject, see HEAVEN.
    E.A. PACE
    Transcribed by Janet Grayson

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


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