I have been thinking recently about how spiritually rich our Catholic spirituality really is.
- The infallible 73 books that comprise the sacred scriptures.
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
- Papal Encyclicals.
- Apostolic Exhortations.
- Historical but still very valuable books such as the Catechism of the Council of Trent and the Catholic Encyclopaedia.
- Many, many other theological books and documents written by members of the hierarchy over the past 2000 years.
We also have such treasures as the teachings of the saints, devotion to Our Lady, the intensely spiritually rich Liturgy of the Hours, and the teachings of the Holy Father, who has Supreme Authority as Vicar of Christ over the whole Universal Church.
One thing that really has assailed my doubts is the knowledge that the Catholic faith is so very spiritually rich. For 2000 years, the Church has, with the infallible scriptures and eternal teachings of Our Lord, expanded and developed, by coming to better understanding and guided by the Holy Spirit, our knowledge of the Truth.
I am essentially attempting to say that I am always in awe at the spiritual richness of our Apostolic Faith.
IC XC NIKA.