Moving through the purgative, illuminative, and unitive “ways” toward the fullness of Christian perfection and intimate union with God in this life forms the foundation of St.
Aelred’s understanding of genuine (spiritual) friendship, its testing and forming, and its “consummation” which can only be realized among the “perfect” (those who achieve abiding spiritual progress toward that deep union with God).
When Natalie walked in to see the outpouring of love and support written on heartfelt messages from SO many people, she could NOT believe her eyes! And down the road, when people ask her what the secret to a long happy marriage is, she will totally know the answer!
It really was such a special moment I will never forget! I truly could hug you ALL for being so amazing and reaching out the way you did!
Rick and Louie anticipate a mutually respectful—and beneficial—relationship, arising from their past shared experiences and based upon continuing common interests.