The Beatific Vision is
"the contemplation of God in His heavenly glory". As defined...
The. The immediate knowledge of God which constitutes the primary felicity of
Heaven. The souls of the blessed see God directly and face to face, unveiled,
clearly, openly, as he is in himself; and in this vision they equally enjoy God.
This vision is supernatural, not proper to our human nature, so that the
intellect of the blessed is supernaturally enlightened by the lumen gloriae. The
primary object of the Vision is God himself as he is, in all his perfections and
in the three persons of the Trinity. The secondary object of the Vision includes
all the mysteries that the individual soul believed while on earth, the sight,
recognition and enjoyment of those loved on earth, and knowledge of the prayers
and veneration addressed to them by those still on earth. The blessed have a
distinct knowledge of individual things, exterior to God, whether actual or
possible, and to the extent that God permits, seen either in God directly
without the help of created mental image or seen in God as in their cause with
the help of such image." (Catholic Dictionary)
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