Paradiso Spirituality Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
[St. John]: "On earth my body now is earth and shall be there together with the rest until our number equals the eternal purpose. Only those two lights that ascended wear their double garment in this blessed cloister. And carry this report back to your world." (Par. XXV, 124-129)
St. John dismisses a popular legend: in heaven he was one of the few allowed to wear his physical body along with his brilliant soul. St. John tells Dante the truth, that only the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ are allowed such a privilege. Only on Judgment Day will all the other souls be allowed to wear their bodies again.