The ministry of De Civitate Dei has a mission to bring the Gospel to all corners of the earth through “a new evangelization,” capable of being heard by that world that does not find access to ‘classic’ evangelization.”1
What is meant by De Civitate Dei?
De Civitate Dei means, “The City of God.” In Scripture, it is written, “Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God.” And in another psalm we read, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness, increasing the joy of the whole earth.” And, a little after, in the same psalm, “As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God. God has established it forever.” And in another, “There is a river the streams whereof shall make glad the city of our God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved.”
Why the Gospel?
Why all corners of the earth?
The worship “in Spirit and in truth”2 of the New Covenant is not tied exclusively to any one place. The whole earth is sacred and entrusted to the children of men. What matters above all is that, when the faithful assemble in the same place, they are the “living stones,” gathered to be “built into a spiritual house.”3 The Body of the risen Christ is the spiritual temple from which the source of living water emanates. Incorporated into Christ by the Holy Spirit, “we are the temple of the living God.”
Why a new evangelization?
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- Jn 4:24.
- 1 Pet 2:4-5.
- 2 Cor 6:16.