Friday, June 14, 2013

QUOTATION: He Descended Into Hell

St. Thomas Aquinas
To make this triumph complete, Christ wished to deprive the devil of the seat of his kingdom and to imprison him in his own house--which is hell. Christ, therefore, descended there, and despoiled the devil of everything and bound him, taking away his prey: "And despoiling the principalities and powers, He hath exposed them confidently in open show, triumphing over them in Himself."

--St. Thomas Aquinas, The Catechetical Instruction of St. Thomas Aquinas