Author Archives: SaintlySages

Ineffable Glory and Beatitude

“St. Paul says: ‘Support one another in charity, careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, one body and one spirit, as you are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, … Continue reading

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Living Bread

Christ prayed to His heavenly Father: “The glory which Thou hast given Me, I have given to them; that they may be one, as We also are one: I in them, and Thou in Me; that they may be made … Continue reading

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Three Blessings of Union

“St. Thomas [Aquinas] says the three gifts of matrimony which constitute its honour and happiness are (1) fidelity, (2) sanctification, (3) fecundity. Fidelity indicates the indivisible unity of marriage, by which husband and wife belong exclusively to each other. The … Continue reading

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Our Heavenly Spouse

“The ineffable love which God bears to a soul in the state of grace, and the supernatural beauty with which He invests it, lead to that blessed union of which St. Paul speaks in his Epistle to the Ephesians. ‘Matrimony,’ … Continue reading

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Four Degrees of Love

“The mystic writer Richard of St. Victor tells us that there are four degrees of love. To the first he gives the name of the insuperable love, because it can be displaced by no other; to the second the name … Continue reading

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You Are the Treasure of My Heart

“We, being finite, could not be the object of infinite love. God loves us on account of His infinite goodness, which finds a wonderful reflex in us by grace. He loves Himself in us, and therefore us in Himself. He … Continue reading

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I Call You Friends

“What could be more beautiful and consoling, than those words of Our Lord: ‘I will not now call you servants; . . . I have called you friends.’ Well might St. Gregory the Great exclaim: ‘Oh, how great is the … Continue reading

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