"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

   
Ch 7 The Infinity of God

Ch 8 The Existence of God in Things

Ch 9 The Immutability of God
Ch 10 The Eternity of God
Ch 11 The Unity of God
Ch 12 The Knowability of God
 
Ch 13 The Names of God
 
Ch 14 God's Knowledge
 
Ch 15 Of Ideas
 
Ch 16 Of Truth
 
Ch 17 Of Falsity
 
Ch 18 The Life of God
 
Ch 19 The Will of God
 
Ch 20 God's Love
 
Ch 21 The Justice and Mercy of God
 
Ch 22 The Providence of God
 
Ch 23 Predestination
 
Ch 24 The Book of Life
 
Ch 25 The Power of God
 
Ch 26 Of the Divine Beatitude

 

"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."

St Augustine

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"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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"If, devout soul, it is your will to please God and live a life of serenity in this world, unite yourself always and in all things to the divine will. Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God's will. For the future, embrace God's good pleasure and say to him in every happening: "Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight." "

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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