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The Theological Virtue of Charity – Part 1 of 5

Father Pegues continues his exposition of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on the Theological Virtues (Summa Theologica II-II, 1-46) by discussing the virtue of charity (love). Charity is “a special virtue which has precisely the role of making man lead a … 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 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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Meriting Happiness

Father Pegues concludes his discussion of human happiness by explaining how one attains ultimate happiness: “Man can come to possess God, his Supreme Good, and to enjoy Him, by an act of his intellect which is moved to this by … Continue reading

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The Object of Human Happiness

Father Pegues discusses the ultimate object of human happiness, man’s greatest good and final end, as presented by St. Thomas Aquinas in his Treatise on the Last End (Summa Theologica I-II, 1-5). Father Pegues writes: “Man under the higher action … Continue reading

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Primordial Man

Father Pegues discusses St. Thomas Aquinas’ teaching on man’s primordial state. St. Thomas treats of this at length in his Treatise on Man (Summa Theologica I, 75-102). God created man in a state of great perfection: (1) his mind possessed … Continue reading

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Keep Looking Up

As a traveler searches the nighttime sky for a star to guide him home, St. Francis de Sales reminds his spiritual sons and daughters to keep looking up to the glory that awaits those who love God and do His … Continue reading

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