Author Archives: SaintlySages

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SaintlySages Blog and Twitter offers the words of saints and sages for meditation and reflection. SacredHymns is a collection of sacred hymns for prayer and meditation. ScripturalPostscript offers reflections on selected passages of Sacred Scripture.

A Lampstand

In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ said, “Neither do men light a lamp to put it under a corn-measure, but on a stand, to give light to all that are in the house” (Mt 5:15). Let us hear how … Continue reading

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A City on a Hill

In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ juxtaposed two intriguing statements: “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid” (Mt 5:14). Hear how several Catholic exegetes relate the two: “Mark … Continue reading

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Light of the World

In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ declared to His disciples: “Ye are the light of the world” (Mt 5:14a). Let us hear how several Catholic exegetes interpret this empowering statement: “By their word of doctrine they are the light … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth

In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ said to His disciples: “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be … Continue reading

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God Ever Present to Us

Father Cassilly reflects upon God’s abiding presence in all His gifts. He writes: “Each moment of the continued existence of creatures is, as it were, a new creation. For, to conserve in being things which of themselves constantly tend to … Continue reading

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God Ever Working for Us

Father Cassilly observes: “God is ever working for me. . . . All created entity must come from and depend on God. Without Him there can be nothing. The moment any being or entity existed independent of or apart from … Continue reading

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The Objects of Knowledge

Father Cassilly writes: “Blessed, then, be the Eternal Goodness of God, which has given to men the power to know and love. But knowing and loving are impossible without an object to rest in. The most perfect eye would be … Continue reading

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