Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven

A stained glass window in St. John's Chapel (attached to St. Michael's Cathedral) depicting the cross and the keys of St. Peter.

Since this power, therefore, cannot be of human origin, divine faith can alone enable us to understand that the keys of the kingdom of heaven are deposited with the Church, that to her has been confided the power of remitting sins, of denouncing excommunication, and of consecrating the real body of Christ; and that her children have not here a permanent dwelling, but look for one above.  – Catechism of Trent

1 comment:

  1. Of course, we've already heard about them here. (ti-hee!)