The three loves of the Heart of Christ in light of some of the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas


José Rico Pavés


Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 65, Issue (January-June), 2016, pages 223-244




The Heart of Jesus is the main symbol of the triple love with which the Redeemer loves God and men: the divine love that unites the Father and the Holy Spirit, spiritual human love and sensitive human love. When Pius XII explains this doctrine in the Encyclical Haurietis Aquas (1956) uses some teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas. The objective of this study is to present the teaching of Aquinas cited by Pius XII, show how that teaching illuminates the triple love’s doctrine of the Heart of Jesus and to suggest some perspectives for contemporary Christology

Key words:

Triple love, Heart of Christ, Haurietis aquas, Thomas Aquinas.



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