A Living Light

Sacred Scripture abounds with uplifting accounts of holy women, such as Hannah, the persevering mother of Samuel; Elizabeth, the faithful mother of John the Baptist; and especially the Virgin Mary, Mother of the Word made Man. In the examples mentioned, especially in Our Lady, holiness was inseparable from motherhood. By her unconditional yes to the […]

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St. Thomas-the Great

Few historical personages have deserved the title the Great. Alexander received it for his military conquests and the expansion of the Macedonian Empire. Charlemagne, also called the father of Europe, was great because a new civilization was born of him and his Holy Roman-Germanic Empire. Others tried to so denominate themselves, like Napoleon Bonaparte, but

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The Great Return

According to St. Thomas Aquinas, the Creator made the universe according to the exitus-reditus scheme: creatures left God’s hands (exitus) in order to return to Him (reditus). In the Old Testament, the Lord facilitated this “return” through the covenant with Israel. It was up to the chosen people to respond to this call – particularly

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