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Carl Welkisch

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In colloquial speach the word mystic is often used for something mysterious that eludes rational understanding.

 

According to today's perception mystic means the immediate experience of a superior world, in particular cases even meeting the Divine. It cannot be achieved by one's own will or by practice but is a divine gift.

 

Among others Christian Mystics were Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Meister Eckhart, Heinrich Suso, Nicholas of Flüe, Francis de Sales, Theresa of Ávila, John of teh Cross, Jakob Böhme, Emanuel Swedenborg, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Anna Maria Taigi, Therese Neumann, Padre Pio, Käthe Pfirrmann and Carl Welkisch.

 

We acknowledge that usage of the term mystic is in the eye of the beholder. We make no arguments concerning its use. May our hearts lead us to an ever deeper, inner alignment with the Love of God the Father and of Christ.

 

 

 

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