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Dante Alighieri - "The Divine Comedy"

PARADISO schema

Location:
THE SPHERE OF AIR
Book & canto:
Paradiso I
Location:
THE SPHERE OF FIRE
Book & canto:
Paradiso I
Location:
1st SPHERE OF HEAVEN - THE MOON
Book & canto:
Paradiso II - III - IV - V
Destiny for:
The Virtuous of Faith (blemished by inconstancy)
[ angelic order: angels ]
Present therein:
Piccarda Donati, Empress Constance.
Location:
2nd SPHERE OF HEAVEN - MERCURY
Book & canto:
Paradiso V - VI - VII
Destiny for:
The Virtuous of Hope (marred by ambition)
[ angelic order: archangels ]
Present therein:
Emperor Justinian, Romieu de Villeneuve.
Location:
3rd SPHERE OF HEAVEN - VENUS
Book & canto:
Paradiso VIII - IX
Destiny for:
The Virtuous of Love (tarnished by promiscuity)
[ angelic order: principalities ]
Present therein:
Charles Martel, Cunizza da Romano, Folquet of Marseille, Rahab.
Location:
4th SPHERE OF HEAVEN - THE SUN
Book & canto:
Paradiso X - XI - XII - XIII - XIV
Destiny for:
The Virtuous of Prudence (the wise)
[ angelic order: powers ]
Present therein:
In the 1st ring: St Thomas Aquinas (a Dominican), Albertus Magnus, Francesco Graziano, Peter Lombard, King Solomon, Dionysius the Areopagite, Paulus Orosius, Boethius, Isidore of Seville, Venerable Bede, Richard of St Victor, Sigier of Brabant,
In the 2nd ring: St Bonaventure (a Franciscan), Illuminato, Augustine, Hugh of St Victor, Pietro Mangiadoro, Pietro Ispano, Nathan, St John Chrysostom, Anselm, Donatus, Rabanus Maurus, Joachim of Flora.
Location:
5th SPHERE OF HEAVEN - MARS
Book & canto:
Paradiso XIV - XV - XVI - XVII - XVIII
Destiny for:
The Virtuous of Courage (Hebrew & Christian soldiers)
[ angelic order: virtues ]
Present therein:
In the cross of souls: Cacciaguida, Joshua, Judas Maccabaeus, Charlemagne, Roland, William Duke of Orange, Godfrey of Boulogne, Robert Guiscard.
Location:
6th SPHERE OF HEAVEN - JUPITER
Book & canto:
Paradiso XVIII - XIX - XX
Destiny for:
The Virtuous of Justice (just rulers)
[ angelic order: dominations ]
Present therein:
In the eagle of souls: King David, Emperor Trajan, Hezekiah, Emperor Constantine, William II of Hauteville, Ripheus.
Location:
7th SPHERE OF HEAVEN - SATURN
Book & canto:
Paradiso XXI - XXII
Destiny for:
The Virtuous of Moderation (contemplatives)
[ angelic order: thrones ]
Present therein:
On the golden ladder: St Peter Damian (a Benedictine), St Benedict, St Maccarius, St Romoaldus degli Onesti.
Location:
8th SPHERE OF HEAVEN - CONSTELLATIONS
Book & canto:
Paradiso XXII - XXIII - XXIV - XXV - XXVI - XXVII
Destiny for:
The Virtuous of Faith, Hope & Love (the church triumphant)
[ angelic order: cherubim ]
Present therein:
SYMBOLIC SPECTACLE OF THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT,
St Peter, St James the Great, St John, Adam.
Location:
9th SPHERE OF HEAVEN - PRIMUM MOBILE
[ CRYSTALLINE HEAVEN ]
Book & canto:
Paradiso XXVII - XXVIII - XXIX
Destiny for:
[ no souls reside here ] (the angels)
[ angelic order: seraphim ]
Present therein:
SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF GOD.
Location:
10th SPHERE OF HEAVEN - EMPYREAN
[ TRUE PARADISE ]
Book & canto:
Paradiso XXX - XXXI - XXXII - XXXIII
Destiny for:
The Redeemed (being in possession of all virtues)
Present therein:
(Beatrice resides here),
(Emperor Henry VII of Luxembourg destined for this sphere),
St Bernard of Clairvaux, Virgin Mary, Rachel, Sarah, Rebecca, Judith, Ruth, St John the Baptist, St Francis, St Benedict, St Augustine, Angel Gabriel, Adam, St Peter, St John the Evangelist, Moses, Anna, Lucy,
BEATIFIC VISION OF THE TRINITY OF GOD.
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