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80. The Integrity of the Risen Body

1. The human body will rise complete and perfect with allits members. In the elect, the perfected soul will animate its bodyand cause that body to be perfect.

2. Even in such things as belong to the body more asornaments than necessary members, such as hair and nails, the risenbody will be perfectly complete.

3. Man's risen body will lack nothing that belongs tothe integrity (that is, the complete and rounded perfection) ofhuman nature. The risen body will need none of the processes thatmerely preserve it, or make it grow, or propagate. But the bodywill have all that makes it enduring, mature, and perfect.

4. The risen body will have all that belongs to true humanbodily nature; it will have all this in the most perfect andsuitable mode and degree.

5. As noted heretofore, the actual material particleswhich flow through and in the human body during its term of earthlyexistence will not all be found in the risen body.

"It is well to choose some one good devotion, and to stick to it, and never to abandon it."
St Philip Neri

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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"The greatest glory we can give to God is to do his will in everything."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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