Category Archives: Religion

Natural and Supernatural Virtues

“As by grace we are made true children and friends of God, and God gives all His creatures the power and means to live according to their state and destiny, He must give us, who are His children, the help … Continue reading

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The Golden Circle of Supernatural Charity

“‘Now there remain faith, hope, and charity; and the greatest of these is charity’ (1 Cor 13:13). It is the greatest because it is the complement and perfection of faith and hope; for by charity we embrace the highest good … Continue reading

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Hope With Patience

“Hope, like charity, has its seat, not in the intellect, but in the will. The will has two acts: the first is to take pleasure in the good it sees, and the second to pursue it with earnestness and confidence. … Continue reading

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Night of Faith, Light of Faith

“If by grace we partake of the nature of God, we must also partake of the knowledge proper to the Divine Nature. We must, as the Apostle says, know God in the same manner as we are known. Only when … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope, and Charity

“Grace, according to the teaching of the Council of Trent, having eradicated sin from the soul of man, works his sanctification, and infuses into him the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity.” “As grace transforms the nature of … Continue reading

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Grace: Spiritual Light and Warmth

“The parallel between the sun’s rays and the light of Divine grace may be drawn out at great length. For as light penetrates and transforms and vivifies material bodies with which it comes in contact, so does grace penetrate the … Continue reading

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The Healing Effect of Divine Grace

Alice Lady Lovat continues her exposition of Father Juan Eusebio Nieremberg’s seventeenth century treatise “Del Aprecio y Estima de la Divina Gracia.” Here and in the next few posts, we shall consider the effect and fruits of Divine grace. Lovat … Continue reading

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