Rorate Caeli

Francisco Suárez - 460 years

Just as Christ, because He redeemed us, is our Lord and king by a special title, so the Blessed Virgin also [is our Lady and queen], due to the unique manner in which she assisted in our redemption, by giving her own substance, by freely offering Him for us, by her singular desire for, petition in favor of, and active interest in our salvation.
De mysteriis vitae Christi, disp. XXII, sect. II

It is impossible to be a good theologian without having previously studied the firm foundations of metaphysics.
Disput. Metaphysicae, Int.

Supreme civil power, considered in itself, was conferred directly by God to men assembled in a Commonwealth or a perfect political community; ... . Therefore, due to this manner of conferral, [political] power does not reside in one sole person, or in a specific group, but in the entire people or body of the community.
Defensio Fidei, III - Principatus Politicus, II

Francisco Suárez
Doctor Eximius

(Granada, January 5, 1548 - Lisbon, September 25, 1617)


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