Monday, June 07, 2010

Principles and Practices - June 8

The Two-Fold Glory

There exist in God two different kinds of glory - on the one hand an intrinsic or essential glory, which is infinite, inalienable, incapable of either increase or diminution, inherent in the eternal essence of God - on the other hand, extrinsic or accidental glory, rendered to Him by creatures summoned out of nothingness by God Himself expressly for this purpose. 'The Lord hath all things for Himself.'

-Paulin Giloteaux.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930

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