In memoriam Hazel Marian Sergison

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Hazel was a good wife, a good mother of three, a loving granma, an excellent friend.

We will miss her. RIP

„Christian mystics understood love as the core of reality and spoke of a deep relationship between love and knowledge.

“Love is the highest form of knowing,”

Saint Augustine wrote.

Gregory the Great said, “Love itself is a form of knowing” (amor ipse notitia est), meaning that the love by which we reach God implies a form of knowing above ordinary reason.

William of St. Thierry put it beautifully in this way:

“In the contemplation of God where love is chiefly operative, reason passes into love and is transformed into a certain spiritual and divine understanding which transcends and absorbs all reason.” 

Wisdom is knowledge deepened by love. The wise person knows more deeply by way of love than by way of argument because the eye of the heart can see the truth of reality. Hence the wise person is one who knows and sees God shining through everything, even what seems ugly or despised.”     R. Rohr

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