Tag Archives: Divine Providence

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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Mystery and Providence

In his book Endowments of Man, Archbishop Ullathorne reminds us of how little we know of our world, yet assures us that all its workings are safely in the care of Divine Providence: “The action of God is clearly visible … Continue reading

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Steadily Perfecting

Advancing in the spiritual life and becoming more and more virtuous is attained little by little. Padre Quadrupani makes these suggestions for progressing steadily in this lifelong journey: “We should not undertake to perfect ourselves upon all points at once; … Continue reading

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An Obedient Will

St. Francis de Sales encourages the cultivation of a will that is wholly obedient to God and trusts in Divine Providence: “There are two kinds of wills: one says, ‘I would like very much to do good, but it costs … Continue reading

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