Monthly Archives: August 2017

26 08, 2017

By Grace and Personal Influence

2019-10-16T14:00:36+00:00August 26th, 2017|

From all eternity God’s wisdom has planned our individual salvation. He has so ordered His creation that even apparently chance occurrences can play a part in the unfolding of our salvation. In the complex and multi-faceted kaleidoscope of daily life, countless instances of human interaction (mostly unplanned by us) all combine in a dynamic synergy of cause and effect. From [...]

13 08, 2017

Newman on Our Lady’s Assumption

2019-10-16T14:00:36+00:00August 13th, 2017|

“It is by the power of God's grace that from this barren and desolate earth there have ever sprung up at all flowers of holiness and glory. And Mary is the Queen of them. She is the Queen of spiritual flowers; and therefore she is called the Rose, for the rose is fitly called of all flowers the most beautiful. But [...]

6 08, 2017

Two Natures in One Person

2019-10-16T14:00:36+00:00August 6th, 2017|

Many have tried to reduce the Person of Christ the God-man to something comprehensible. To try and render Him fully understandable is to try and make Him other than what He is. We must accept that the constitution of His unique Person is ultimately a mystery. The mystery of His two natures in one Person was revealed iconographically (so to [...]