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Angelus Silesius

Birthdate: 1624
Date of death: 9. July 1677

Angelus Silesius , born Johann Scheffler and also known as Johann Angelus Silesius, was a German Catholic priest and physician, known as a mystic and religious poet. Born and raised a Lutheran, he adopted the name Angelus and the epithet Silesius on converting to Catholicism in 1653. While studying in the Netherlands, he began to read the works of medieval mystics and became acquainted with the works of the German mystic Jacob Böhme through Böhme's friend, Abraham von Franckenberg. Silesius's mystical beliefs caused tension between him and Lutheran authorities and led to his eventual conversion to Catholicism. He took holy orders under the Franciscans and was ordained a priest in 1661. Ten years later, in 1671, he retired to a Jesuit house where he remained for the rest of his life.An enthusiastic convert and priest, Silesius worked to convince German Protestants in Silesia to return to the Roman Catholic Church. He composed 55 tracts and pamphlets condemning Protestantism, several of which were published in two folio volumes entitled Ecclesiologia . He is now remembered chiefly for his religious poetry, and in particular for two poetical works both published in 1657: Heilige Seelenlust , a collection of more than 200 religious hymn texts that have been used by Catholics and Protestants; and Cherubinischer Wandersmann , a collection of 1,676 short poems, mostly Alexandrine couplets. His poetry explores themes of mysticism, quietism, and pantheism within an orthodox Catholic context. Wikipedia

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„If otherwise, the All remains
Asunder-riven manyness“

—  Angelus Silesius

The Cherubinic Wanderer
Context: The All proceedeth from the One,
And into One must All regress:
If otherwise, the All remains
Asunder-riven manyness.

„The All proceedeth from the One,
And into One must All regress“

—  Angelus Silesius

The Cherubinic Wanderer
Context: The All proceedeth from the One,
And into One must All regress:
If otherwise, the All remains
Asunder-riven manyness.

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„Christ could be born a thousand times in Bethlehem – but all in vain until He is born in me.“

—  Angelus Silesius

As quoted in Messenger Of The Heart: The Book Of Angelus Silesius, With Observations By Frederick Franck (2005)

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