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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.

Social and Personal Progress

Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man reflects on human progress in its social and personal aspects: “The men of this world, who are truly so-called when they rarely look beyond it, never tire to speak of human progress. … Continue reading

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Faith: What It Is and Is Not

First, what faith is not, in the words of Archbishop Ullathorne: “Faith, then, is not a product of human thought, although just thinking upon God and the soul will lead to faith. It is not the work of imagination or … Continue reading

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Faith: The Road to Knowledge

Archbishop Ullathorne demonstrates how even the human way to obtain knowledge requires a great deal of faith: “It begins with faith,” he writes, “and the greater part by far of everyone’s knowledge has no other ground than faith. Were a … Continue reading

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Light and Shadows

In his book Endowments of Man, Archbishop Ullathorne explains that God gives us just the right amount of knowledge to allow us to choose whether or not to believe: “All things in the creation have their lights and shadows. There … Continue reading

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Lights

The human person is composed of a body and a spirit, and each part perceives a different kind of light. Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man distinguishes between these two kinds of light. “We receive two kinds of … Continue reading

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Mystery and Providence

In his book Endowments of Man, Archbishop Ullathorne reminds us of how little we know of our world, yet assures us that all its workings are safely in the care of Divine Providence: “The action of God is clearly visible … Continue reading

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Building Upon Humility

In his book Groundwork of the Christian Virtues, Archbishop Ullathorne discusses at length the benefits of the virtue of humility. For example, he suggests that “a few truly humble souls will change the hearts of many, and will prevent much … Continue reading

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