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The Incarnation

The Dominican Father Thomas Pegues discusses St. Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on the Incarnation (Summa Theologica III, 1-59). Father Pegues defines the mystery of the Incarnation of the Word of God as “that truth, absolutely incomprehensible for us on earth, according … Continue reading

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One Long Day of Happiness

Father Cassilly concludes his description of life in the world to come. He writes: “Power and strength will be characteristics of the risen body. Its senses and members will be quick and vigorous, ready to respond to the impulse and … Continue reading

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The Glorified Human Body

Father Cassilly describes the resurrected, glorified human body: “As Christ’s body shone in the resurrection so will ours, for His rising is a type of ours. In heaven there will be no need of sun or moon, for the Lamb … Continue reading

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The Great Joy of Heaven

Father Cassilly writes: “The great, essential joy of heaven will be the Vision wherein we shall see God face to face, shall know even as we are known, and love as we are loved.” “Even in this world the greatest … Continue reading

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Untold Riches and Delights

Father Cassilly draws our attention to the multifarious grandeur and beauty of God’s creation. He writes: “Look this rich summer morning at yonder prospect of hill and dale, orchard, field and meadow, and count if you can the varied tints … Continue reading

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What God Has Prepared For Us

Father Cassilly asks: “What kind of existence has our Friend, Father and Lover reserved for us beyond the pearly gates in the city whose streets are of transparent gold, where there shall be no night nor darkness, nor weeping nor … Continue reading

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I Languish With Love

“I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him I languish with love” (Cant 5:8). The Jesuit Father Francis Cassilly comments: “This life is an exile from home, prolonged through the dragging years. … Continue reading

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