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Meditations from Mechthild of Magdeburg
Henry L. Carrigan, Jr., editor
The selections in this edition of Mechthild's writings offers a powerful glimpse into her vision of God.

1 “Like St. Augustine, who reminds his readers that God is ‘the love with which the soul loves You,’ Mechthild [of Magdeburg] believes that God’s great Love is the Source of all things, most especially the soul’s love.” Editor

2 “God does not deny Himself to anyone.” Mechthild of Magdeburg

3 “Love rules over all.” Mechthild of Magdeburg

4 “There is nothing so wise, nor so holy, nor so beautiful, nor so strong, nor so perfect as love.” Mechthild of Magdeburg

5 “God’s eternal love dwells in the soul.” Mechthild of Magdeburg

6 “O God! You are so generous in pouring out Your gifts! You are so flowing in Your love!” Mechthild of Magdeburg

7 "You have written me in the book of your Godhead, You have fashioned me in Your own image."

8 “God is all in all.” Mechthild of Magdeburg

9 “Humanity is forever united to God.” Mechthild of Magdeburg

10 “The soul is fashioned in the likeness of God.” Mechthild of Magdeburg

11 “I rejoice that I love the One Who loves me, and I pray that I may love Him without measure and without ceasing.” Mechthild of Magdeburg

12 "God has given all creatures the desire to seek and foster their own nature."

This body of quotes compiled by JoAnn Kite