Praying for peace – Voice of the Family

Archbishop Jerome Lloyd OSJVPosted by

In his Summa, St Thomas develops the Augustinian idea of peace. It is no coincidence that he deals with this in relation to the theological virtue par excellence — which is charity — of which peace is an effect. True peace exists where there is true love of God and neighbour, something which can only come about in the soul in a state of grace. He concludes by stating that “without sanctifying grace, peace is not real but merely apparent” (Summa Theologiae, II-II, q. 29, a. 3, ad 1). 

Praying for peace – Voice of the Family

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