Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Descent into Hell

When, in the Apostle's Creed, we say that Jesus descended into hell, we mean that He freed the souls of the just who died before Him, against whom the gates of heaven had been barred until the Sacrifice of Calvary. In this sense, "hell" means the underworld, the Limbo of the Fathers, where the just did not endure the sufferings of the damned, but nevertheless were deprived of the Beatific Vision.

But six decades ago, Jesus descended into hell in another sense. Read about it here.

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