"The good of the grace of one soul is greater than the good of the nature of the whole universe"
- St Thomas Aquinas Ia IIa, q.24, a. 3, ad 2

 
THE ONE GOD
— A Commentary on the First Part of St Thomas' Theological Summa

by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O. P.

 

INDEX 1 - Index 2 - Index 3 - Index 4 - Index 5

   
Translator's Preface
 
Introduction
Prologue to the Theological Summa
 
Ch 1 Sacred Doctrine
Ch 2 The Existence of God
Ch 3 God's Nature and Attributes
Ch 4 The Perfection of God
Ch 5 On Goodness in General
Ch 6 The Goodness of God

 

"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"It is better to be burdened and in company with the strong than to be unburdened and with the weak. When you are burdened you are close to God, your strength, who abides with the afflicted. When you are relieved of the burden you are close to yourself, your own weakness; for virtue and strength of soul grow and are confirmed in the trials of patience."

St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Happy is the youth, because he has time before him to do good. "

St Philip Neri

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