Saturday Meditation Of The Joy Of Heaven (ANON. 1633)
Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist and a Saint (detail)
Saturday Of The Joy Of Heaven
1. Which consist in the most Blessed vision of the Glorious Trinity, Father, Soone, & Holie Ghost. In the fellowship and society of Angels, Archangels, Cherubins, Seraphins, Apostles, Patriarchs, Prophets, Martyrs, Virgins, Confessors, and generally of all the faithful departed this life, and now crowned in Heaven.
2. In this celestial estate is not only the absence of all evil, but the abundance of all good things, according to that of the Apostle: The eye of man hath not seen, nor the ear hath heard, neither hath if entered into the hart of man, to conceive what God hath laid up for them that love him.
3. Consider the security and eternity of that most happy and blessed condition.
4. Think with thy self by what steps and degrees the Saints and holy servants of God, who now reign with Christ, have obtained the same;and labor to imitate their example