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  1. All praise be yours, my Lord, through all that you have made.
    Francis of Assisi (1181–1226), in “Canticle of the Sun.”


26 Aug 2016

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by the editors | Issue 119

Reading God’s Book of Nature

Teatise on science

I bind unto myself today
the virtues of the starlit heaven,
the glorious sun’s life-giving ray,
the whiteness of the moon at even,
the flashing of the lightning free,
the whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,
the stable earth, the deep salt sea
around the old eternal   rocks.

    —Attributed to Patrick
(c. 373–c. 466)

He who longs always after God, he sees Him: for God is in all things.…God then is mingled with everything, maintaining their nature. —John of Damascus (c. 675–749)

Throughout the entire...

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14 Feb 2002

Devoutly I Adore Thee

by Thomas Aquinas | Issue 73

Devoutly I Adore Thee 
O Godhead hid, devoutly I adore Thee, 
Who truly art within the forms before me; 
To Thee my heart I bow with bended knee, 
As failing quite in contemplating Thee.
Sight, touch, and taste in Thee are each deceived; 
The ear alone most safely is believed: 
I believe all the Son of God has spoken, 
Than Truth’s own word there is no truer token.
God only on the Cross lay hid from view; 
But here lies hid at once the Manhood too; 
And I, in both professing my belief, 
Make the same prayer as the repentant thief.
O thou Memorial of our...

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