Day 46 The Beatific Vision

In this episode we continue our discussion of Article XII of the Apsotle’s Creed concering the belief in “Life Everlasting.” The Catechism teaches us in what human happiness finally and ultimately consists, namely the “Beatific Vision.” In order to understand this more fully we turn to The Summa Theologica in that part where St Thomas Aquinas treats of ‘Man’s Last End’. St. Thomas argues that man’s last end must consist in some operation of the speculative intellect in which the intellect knows (and is united with) the essence of the first cause. (ST. Ia. IIae. Q. 3. a. 5 and a. 8)

About marklangley

Presently, the founding Headmaster of Our Lady of Walsingham Academy in Colorado Springs (see www., former headmaster and Academic Dean at The Lyceum (a school he founded in 2003, see Mark loves sacred music and Gregorian Chant and singing with his lovely wife, Stephanie, and their children.
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