Tag Archives: William Bernard Ullathorne

Trees of Life

Concerning our destiny, our ultimate end, Archbishop Ullathorne writes in his book Endowments of Man: “If man were made for himself, he must be sufficient for himself, which is contradicted by all the facts of his nature.” Rather: “Man is … Continue reading

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Riddle of the Three Questions

Archbishop Ullathorne in his Groundwork of the Christian Virtues treats us to a riddle with profound implications: “There was a king both young and wise, the Solomon of his age, who took delight in putting questions that were shrewd and … Continue reading

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The Clumsy Builder

In Groundwork of the Christian Virtues, Archbishop Ullathorne gives us the delightful and instructive analogy of The Clumsy Builder. “The building will now be complete, provided it has had a wise and skilful builder who really under stands his work. … Continue reading

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Waiting Patiently

In his book Christian Patience, Archbishop Ullathorne elaborates upon the classical philosophical definition of a virtue as a mean between two extremes: “As every virtue holds on its way between two vices that bear some resemblance to it, the one … Continue reading

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Patience Transforming Time

Archbishop William Ullathorne in his Lenten Indult of 1884 reflects on how we perceive the passage of time: “The time of this life is short; our days pass like a shadow over the earth; we never remain in the same … Continue reading

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Exploring the World Around Us

Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man explores our quest to understand the true nature of things. He states: “The just and due relations of things with God and with each other constitute their essential order. And this essential … Continue reading

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The Great Scientist

Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man sounds the alarm: “We have now whole schools of men who, after rejecting both God and their own souls in the name of philosophy, have proclaimed to the world that life is … Continue reading

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