Consecration and the States of Life (photocopy)
“Gospel obedience, which is the interior form of the counsels, because it is the essential and decisive act of the gift of self, in effect conforms the consecrated person to the obedience of Christ who redeems the world.”
"The responses of Christ and Mary, precisely as poor, virginal, and obedient, possess universal significance, that is to say, are crucial for understanding the meaning and form of the human response to God."
“I and Thou do not belong simply to each other. Each of them has to share the other with God. This involves all three counsels. And it finds new application in relation to children.”
“The love of Christian spouses already participates in the ‘nuptial mystery’ that fulfills the promise of conjugal love in the eschatological love that Christ bears the Church.”
The Integration of Being in Twentieth-Century Thomism
To Father Norris Clarke, in Appreciation
"To be a person is to be a member of a communio personarum."
“If God has truly assumed manhood then he participates, as man, in the presence of God, which embraces all ages.”
Notes & Comments
Called to Be Fathers in the Church
On the Ontological Significance of John the Forerunner
‘Per humanitatem Filii tui’: Some Remarks on the Beginnings of Confessions 1 and 9