Author Archives: SaintlySages

God’s Living Temple – Part 2 of 3

Father Cassilly elaborates further on the distinction between God’s temple on Mount Zion and human souls, which are His living temples. He writes: “The temple was a holy place, for it was dedicated to the service of God. It belonged … Continue reading

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God’s Living Temple – Part 1 of 3

Father Cassilly distinguishes two kinds of temples: those made of stone and those that are alive. He writes: “God’s dwelling place is called a temple. Since the just soul, as we have seen, is God’s abode, it can very properly … Continue reading

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Enemies of the Body

Father Cassilly compares earthly dwellings to the souls of the just, wherein God dwells: “An earthly habitation has many enemies—amongst them poverty, sickness and death. . . . A shadow is always impending over it. The most perfect of homes … Continue reading

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A Contented Guest

Father Cassilly continues his discussion of the indwelling of God in the human soul. He asks: “What makes God a contented lodger within our soul?” It is this: “His ability to control and manage everything in it—the lights and shades … Continue reading

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God Within Us

Father Cassilly writes: “To live or abide in a place means much more than a casual or temporary stay. The traveler, who is in need of shelter or refreshment, puts up in an inn or hotel, or camps by stream … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Appropriation

Father Cassilly discusses the doctrine of appropriation, which helps the human mind begin to understand the nature and activity of God. He notes: “Reflective minds may be moved to ask the question, why, then, the indwelling in the just soul … Continue reading

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Union With God in Heaven

Father Cassilly writes: “In the consummation of our union with God in heaven, time and space will seem to vanish for us, a moment of this sublimation into companionship with the Deity will lengthen into a century, and a century … Continue reading

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