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This article builds on research I have already done and published in the Homiletic & Pastoral Review, in Mary at the Foot of the Cross, Vol. 6, and in Antiphon (2006). These studies were progressive so that each one developed the topic with more documentation. This article summarizes and synthesizes these studies in terms of the principles abstracted from the Pope John Paul II’s teaching and strive to find points of comparison in the works of theologians and mystics.


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