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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.

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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How We Know and Love

Father Cassilly elaborates on the implications of knowing and loving. He writes: “Of all material creation only man can say, ‘I am, I know.’ . . . The animals about us, with their sentient existence and powers, can never singly … Continue reading

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God’s Love Bursting Forth

Father Cassilly continues his enumeration of God’s gifts to us. He writes: “Infinite Love was not content to rest in self. It must body forth created beings, manifestations of itself, to which it would communicate, according to their nature, the … Continue reading

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God’s Gifts to Us

Father Cassilly tells us: “Friendship can never cease to give or at least to desire to give. Presents and tokens of some kind ever accompany it. . . . A friend delights to give, to bestow tokens of love.” Where … Continue reading

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Being Certain of God’s Love

Father Cassilly observes: “We all know from experience the depth and intensity, the strength and sweetness of a mother’s love for her child. Others may wonder what she discovers in her infant that makes her forget and sacrifice self for … Continue reading

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God Loving Us

Father Cassilly discusses how the nature and qualities of friendship are manifested in the relationship between God and a human person. First, he shows how God loves us. “Friendship is mutual love, and Christ Himself teaches us that the first … Continue reading

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My Divine Friend

Friendships between human persons, says Father Cassilly, “we readily understand, and we have all experienced them in varying degrees of intensity and permanency.” But he asks: “Does it occur to us that there is such a thing on earth as … Continue reading

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