Tag Archives: Divine Providence

Dispensations of Divine Providence

Father Geiermann states that, besides the various kinds of permanent assistance God gives us during our pilgrimage through life, He also gives us transient assistance. “The object of this [transient] divine assistance is to aid man in performing supernatural actions.” … Continue reading

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Divine Providence and Free-Will

In Book II of his De fide orthodoxa (On the Orthodox Faith), St. John Damascene (ca. 645-749) shows how each person is free to act in a universe ruled by Divine Providence. St. John makes this distinction between good and … Continue reading

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How Divine Providence Works

St. John Damascene (ca. 645-749) in Book II of his De fide orthodoxa (On the Orthodox Faith) explains how Divine Providence works: First, he defines Divine Providence as “the care that God takes over existing things.” He adds: “God therefore … 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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Governing the World

The Dominican Father Thomas Pegues gives a synopsis of the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas on God’s providential government of the world. St. Thomas’ teaching on the subject is found in his Treatise on the Divine Government (Summa Theologica I, … Continue reading

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God Ever Present to Us

Father Cassilly reflects upon God’s abiding presence in all His gifts. He writes: “Each moment of the continued existence of creatures is, as it were, a new creation. For, to conserve in being things which of themselves constantly tend to … Continue reading

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God Ever Working for Us

Father Cassilly observes: “God is ever working for me. . . . All created entity must come from and depend on God. Without Him there can be nothing. The moment any being or entity existed independent of or apart from … Continue reading

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