God's Divine Plan
God's Eternal Plan
God's Divine Providence
God's Plan of Salvation

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Soul being brought to Heaven - by Adolphe William Bouguereau

 

God Guides Everything by His All-Powerful Providence. Divine Providence consists of the Dispositions by which God Guides all His Creatures with Wisdom and Love, to their Ultimate End. After our First Parents' Fall, Original Sin, God buoyed them up with the Hope of Salvation, by Promising Redemption; and He has never Ceased to show His Solicitude for the Human Race. For He wishes to give Eternal Life to all those who seek Salvation by Patience in Well-Doing.

Even when Man Disobeyed You and lost Your Friendship You did not Abandon him to the Power of Death . . . Again and again You offered a Covenant to Man. (Roman Missal)

 

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God's Divine Plan/
God's Eternal Plan/
God's Divine Providence/
God's Plan of Salvation

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CCC321 - Divine Providence consists of the Dispositions by which God Guides all His Creatures with Wisdom and Love to their Ultimate End.

CCC1949 - Called to Beatitude, but Wounded by Sin, Man stands in Need of Salvation from God. Divine Help comes to him in Christ through the Law that Guides him and the Grace that Sustains him:

Work out your own Salvation with Fear and Trembling; for God is at Work in you, both to Will and to Work for His Good Pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13).

CCC54 - God, Who Creates and Conserves all things by His Word, provides Men with Constant Evidence of Himself in Created Realities. and furthermore, wishing to open up the Way to Heavenly Salvation - He Manifested Himself to our First Parents from the Very Beginning. He Invited them to Intimate Communion with Himself and Clothed them with Resplendent Grace and Justice.

CCC55 - This Revelation was not Broken-off by our First Parents' Sin. After the Fall, God buoyed them up with the Hope of Salvation, by Promising Redemption; and He has never Ceased to show His Solicitude for the Human Race. For He Wishes to give Eternal Life to all those who seek Salvation by Patience in Well-Doing.

Even when he Disobeyed You and Lost Your Friendship You did not Abandon him to the Power of Death . . . Again and again You Offered a Covenant to Man.

God Guides everything by His All-Powerful Providence. To begin to understand that which is so Profound, as to Cause Saint Paul to Exclaim (Romans 11:33), "O the Depths of the Riches of the Wisdom and Knowledge of God. How Incomprehensible are His Judgments, and Untraceable His Ways"!

 

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) The Story of the Redemption of Mankind

(by Father Paul A. Duffner, O.P.)

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) Copiosa apud eum Redemptio  - Psalm 130:7

(Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church, was a voice announcing the Glad Tidings of the Infinite Love of God for Humanity, especially for Sinners, at a time when Jansenism had spread a Coldness and Rigorism over so many sectors of the Church.)

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) Mary, Mother of Redemption

(by Theologian, Father William G. Most)

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) Redemptoris Mater

(Encyclical of Pope John Paul II promulgated on March 25, 1987. The Mother of the Redeemer has a Precise Place in the Plan of Salvation, for "when the time had fully come, God sent forth His Son, Born of Woman, Born under the Law, to Redeem those who were Under the Law, so that we might Receive Adoption as Sons. And because you are Sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our Hearts, crying, 'Abba! Father!'" (Galatians 4:4-6))

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) Limbus Patrum

(From the Catholic Encyclopedia; a look at the Salvation/Redemption of those who Died before the Passion and Death of Jesus.)

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) God's Divine Providence

(From the Catholic Catechism)

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) The Providence of God and The Mystery of Evil

(by Father Paul A. Duffner, O.P.)

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) Obedience in the Divine Plan

(by Father Paul A. Duffner, O.P.)

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) Thoughts on Predestination in God's Plan

(by Theologian, Father William G. Most)

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) Providence and Our Response to Evil

(by Father Paul K. Raftery, O.P.)

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) Providence and Our Response to Suffering

(by Father Paul K. Raftery, O.P.)

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) God's Plan of Salvation

(by Father Paul K. Raftery, O.P.)

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) A Philosophical look at God's Plan of Salvation

(from the EWTN Library)

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) Why are Mary and the Saints Part of God's Plan

(by Theologian, Father William G. Most)

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) Bethlehem and Divine Providence

(by Father John Hardon, S.J.)

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) Original Sin and Our Need for Salvation

(From the Catholic Catechism and various other Sources)

 

Prayer to Divine Providence

O Sweet and Tender Providence of God, into Thy Hands I commend my Spirit, to Thee I abandon myself, my Hopes, my Fears, my Desires, my Repugnance's, my Temporal and Eternal Prospects. To Thee I commit the Wants of my Perishable Body, to Thee I commit the far more Precious Interests of my Immortal Soul, for whose interests I have Nothing to Fear while I withdraw it not from Thy Bosom. Though my Faults are many, my Misery Great, my Spiritual Poverty Extreme, my Hope in Thee surpasses all. It is Greater than my Difficulties, Stronger than Death. Though Temptations should Assail me, I will Hope in Thee, though I should Sink beneath my Weakness, I will Hope in Thee still, though I should Break my Resolutions a Thousand Times, I will look to Thee Confidently for Grace to keep them at last; though Thou shouldst Slay me, even then will I Trust Thee, for Thou art my God, my Father and my Friend. Thou art my Kind, my Tender, my Indulgent Parent, and I am Thy Loving Child, who cast myself into Thy Arms and beg Thy Blessing, who put my Trust in Thee, and so Trusting, shall Never be Confounded.

Amen