Tag Archives: Ambrose

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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The Seventh Beatitude

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Mt 5:9). “When you have made your inward parts clean from every of sin, that dissentions and contentions may not proceed from your temper, begin peace within … Continue reading

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The Sixth Beatitude

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” (Mt 5:8). “The merciful loses the benefit of his mercy, unless he shows it from a pure heart; for if he seeks to have whereof to boast, he loses … Continue reading

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The Fourth Beatitude

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” (Mt 5:6). “As soon as I have wept for my sins, I begin to hunger and thirst after righteousness. He who is afflicted with any … Continue reading

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The Third Beatitude

“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth” (Mt 5:5). “When I have learned contentment in poverty, the next lesson is to govern my heart and temper. For what good is it to me to be without worldly … Continue reading

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The First Beatitude

Here and in the next several posts, we shall hear various saints and sages comment on the Beatitudes, which Jesus Christ revealed in His Sermon on the Mount. St. Matthew recounts that memorable event: “And seeing the multitudes, He went … Continue reading

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A Lampstand

In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ said, “Neither do men light a lamp to put it under a corn-measure, but on a stand, to give light to all that are in the house” (Mt 5:15). Let us hear how … Continue reading

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