EssentialSacrifice wrote:There are many who wish to know and seek the end.
But there is a difference between that and having sought to an accurate conclusion.
Your quote of St. Leo's discourse is fine for those alive during and after the Redemption, but for those fallen asleep before the Redemption, there is no active participation in the ritual of making the Sign of the Cross.
Christ stood before His disciples and said to them that many have longed to see what you see standing before you. (Matt. 13:17)
That was in reference to those who had fallen asleep who hoped in the Redemption at hand.
In reference to those who knew He would come one day but not in their lifetimes.
It is allotted that every man die once, and then the Judgment. (Heb. 9:27)
The translation of the soul, inclusive to the body, from death to life is the General Resurrection of the Dead.
Christ said to the woman at the well, "I am the Resurrection and the Life." (John 11:25)
Daniel 12:2 states that "many that sleep in the dust of the earth shall arise".
Many, because the Lord was addressing only Israel to Daniel the prophet (see Daniel 12:1), but the Redemption is for all.
This is not universalism, it is the power of the Cross.
But the specifics for the ascertainment of the days and the explanation (interpretation) of which Daniel inquired regarding chapters 11 & 12 was only answered at that time in what we read in Daniel 12:9, followed by the definition, in days, not years, of the end of days.
Daniel was assured of his resurrection in Daniel 12:13.
All New Testament writing is in accord with this.
So if you look for corroborating verses within chapters 11 and 12, you will find only that the words had been closed up and sealed (Daniel 12:9).
But if you look for the actual people foretold to be in chapter 11, you just might find them during those defined end of days, indeed, I have come forth in full recognition of having known, with certainty, all the kings in chapter 11, personally.
Their is a war crime which is being committed within the verses of chapter 11 which necessitates the miracle of the Brown Scapular and Rosary if we are to survive.
Because Christ said that it is easier for the heavens and earth to pass away than for a tittle of the Law to fail. (Luke 16:17)
One act of betrayal is all it takes.