Archive | January 2015

Awesome Wonder

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“Because philosophy arises from awe a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.”
~St. Thomas Aquinas: Commentary, I Metaphysics, lect. 3.

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Star Gazer by Choice

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“To follow Him ought to be preferred to all occupations.”  Piety, P. 70

“Although  God is said to be near to all men by reason of His special care over them, He is exceptionally close to those who strive to draw near to Him in faith and love…Indeed, He not only draws nigh to them; He even dwells in them through grace.”  Piety, P.68

Good use of our freedom to choose is said to be virtue…For the activity of virtue is nothing else than good use of one’s freedom to choose.  Piety, P.69

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McClernon, John P., Sermon in a Sentence, A Treasury of Quotations on the Spiritual Life, Vol. 5, Ignatius Press:San Francisco, 2007.

Hope you all had a wonderful filled Christmas season, friends!   Kassey