Even higher…

February 8, 2024

The principals that exist in the various orders of being are a repetition of the higher principles that exist in the general order of beings.

The Pontifical Noble Guard pays homage to Pope Pius XII, Christmas 1945. The Pope’s Nephew, Prince Giulio Pacelli, is the third guard from the left.

Therefore, in order to know well the order of a being it is necessary to know the order of beings superior to it, because the order of one level of beings participates in the order of another level of beings, and so on until the top.

Kaiser Karl I and the Imperial family

There is both a direct and indirect participation in these orders. A being in the lowest of orders participates in the order immediately superior to it. It also participates directly in the foundations of the general order, that which is the order of orders, in such a way that if something in the order of orders is disturbed by something immediate that is not communicated through the intermediate levels, that inferior order is still disturbed.

The Martin Family (St. Thérèse of Lisieux family)


There was something lacking in the paradisiacal order itself. The spirit of man requires an order something more than the order of matter. The order proper to man supposes a junction of the possibilities of spirit and matter, and also gives man to foresee a purely spiritual sphere in which, independent of the contingencies of matter, there is an intellectual order more perfect than that of men.

O Universo é uma Catedral: Excertos do pensamento de Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira recolhidos por Leo Daniele, Edições Brasil de Amanhã, São Paulo, 1997.


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