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Providence is assumed by Our Lord, who draws therefrom practical lessons both in regard to confidence in God (Matthew 6:25-33; 7:7-11; 10:28-31; Mark 11:22-4; Luke 11:9-13; John 16:26, 27) and in regard to the forgiveness of our enemies (Matthew 5:39-45; Luke 6:27-38); while in St.
Providence in the Fathers is almost invariably connected with the problem of evil.
Providence is based upon the consideration of the universe as a whole.
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 Divine Providence
Divine Providence is connected with Divine intellectual influence, and the same beings, which are benefited by the latter so as to become intellectual, and to comprehend things comprehensible to rational beings, are also under the control of Divine Providence, which examines all their deeds in order to reward or punish them.
The relation of Divine Providence is therefore not the same to all men; the greater the human perfection a person has attained, the greater the benefit he derives from Divine Providence.
Consider how the action of Divine Providence is described in reference to every incident in the lives of the patriarchs, to their occupations, and even to their passions, and how God promised to direct His attention to them.
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 Providence, 1 - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
This special providence that was over the elect nation as a whole was also minute and particular, in that special individuals were chosen to serve a providential purpose in the making of the nation, and were divinely-guided in the accomplishment of their providential mission.
Divine providence is both personal and national, and of each it is declared in varying terms of assurance that "Yahweh will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rearward" (Isaiah 52:12).
The purpose and end of divine providence as viewed in the Epistle of James are always ethical: as conduct and character are the end and crown of Christian effort, so they are the end and aim of divine providence as it cooperates with men to make them perfect (James 1:5,17,27; 2:5; 5:7).
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 Sisters of Divine Providence ~ La Roche College
The Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence is an international community of women religious co-founded in Germany by Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler, a social reformer and Bishop of Mainz, and Stephanie Amelia von Starkenfels de le Roche, a French noblewoman, known in the community as Mother Marie.
Providence Hall, an administrative and classroom building, is named after the Divine Providence Congregation, and Mahler Hall, a residence building, is named for Sr.
Providence Heights Alpha School, a private elementary school accommodating grades one through eight, is located in the building along with the offices of the Marie de la Roche Provincial leadership team and other provincial administrators.
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 Divine Providence (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
In any case, most discussions of the seeming conflict between creaturely freedom and divine perfection have concentrated on the task of reconciling as far as possible the assertion that we have free will with the claim that God is all-knowing.
On the usual understanding, a subjunctive of freedom counts as true provided that, among worlds in which its antecedent is satisfied, there is at least one in which the consequent is satisfied as well, and which is more similar to our world than any in which the consequent is not satisfied.
On the present view, divine governance is a hit or miss affair, in which we can only wait to see whether a somewhat poorly informed God will manage to bootstrap his way to his objectives.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/providence-divine   (15562 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sisters of Divine Providence
He selected several teachers whom he sent to the Sisters of Divine Providence at Rappoltsweiler to be trained in the religious life.
The first superior was sent to the Sisters of Divine Providence at Ribeauvillee, Alsace, to be formed in the religious life, and the rule followed there was made the basis of the new institute, which later received the papal approbation.
The congregation was founded primarily for the work of teaching and for the care of the sick so far as consonant with their duties as teachers.
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 Divine Providence and Chance  in Swedenborg Glossary by Leon James
They said that relatively to the Divine Providence man's own sagacity is like that speck of dust in comparison with the universal atmosphere, and which is relatively nothing and falls to the ground.
Divine providence works thus invisibly and incomprehensibly in order that man may in freedom ascribe an event either to providence or to chance; for if providence acted visibly and comprehensibly, there would be danger of man's believing, from what he sees and comprehends, that it is of providence, and afterward changing into the contrary.
It is granted to man to see the Divine Providence in the back and not in the face; and this in a spiritual state and not in a natural state.
www.soc.hawaii.edu /leonj/leonj/leonpsy/instructor/gloss/dp.html   (12291 words)

 Divine Providence (whole book)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From what has been said it may be evident that the Divine Providence of the Lord is continually operating to unite truth to good and good to truth in man, because this union is the Church, and is also heaven; for this union is in the Lord and in all things that proceed from Him.
For by means of the Divine from Himself the Lord provides that all things may be held together in the order in which and into which they were created; and because this is the work of the Divine Proceeding it follows that all this is the Divine Providence.
That the Divine Proceeding effects this marriage in the human race is well known from those who, being filled with the Divine Proceeding, which is called the Holy Spirit, have prophesied, of whom mention is made in the Word; and from those who, being enlightened, see Divine truths in the light of heaven.
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The Molinist account of divine providence reconciles two claims long thought to be incompatible: that God is the all-knowing governor of the universe and that individual freedom can prevail only in a universe free of absolute determinism.
Divine Providence is by far the most detailed and extensive presentation of the Molinist view ever written.
With particular originality and sophistication, he applies Molinism to such aspects of providence as prayer, prophecy, and the notion of papal infallibility, teasing out the full range of implications for traditional Christianity.
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 Sisters of Divine Providence, San Antonio, Texas, CDP
Since the Sisters of Divine Providence came to Texas, they have dedicated their lives to educating the illiterate, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, sheltering the homeless and ministering to those in need.
Mobile Ministry is a new project of the Sisters of Divine Providence and their Associates.
In addition, you can name the Congregation of Divine Providence as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy… or of what remains on an IRA or 401K plan after your death… or as the beneficiary on investments such as savings accounts, CDs, and stocks and bonds.
www.cdptexas.org /howyoucanhelp.html   (754 words)

 Prayer and Divine Providence - Christian Classics - Praize   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We have an impressive lesson on divine providence in the case of Elijah when he was sent to the brook Cherith, where God actually employed the ravens to feed his prophet.
In fact the Old Testament is largely the account of a providence which dealt with a peculiar people, anticipating their every temporal want, which ministered to them in emergencies, and which sanctified to them their troubles.
The God of providence, the God to whom the Christians pray, and the God who interposes in behalf of the children of men for their good, is above nature, in perfect and absolute control of all that belongs to nature.
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 MyJewishLearning.com - Ideas & Belief: Divine Providence
The Hebrew term for divine providence, hashgahah, was first used by the medieval Jewish theologians who, under the influence of Greek philosophy, preferred abstract terms to denote ideas found in concrete form in the Bible and the rabbinic literature.
The famous Talmudic statement regarding God's providence extending to all His creatures is the saying that God "feeds the whole world from the horned buffalo to the brood of vermin" (Avodah Zarah 3b).
There is no special providence of this kind for animals, to say nothing of plants and minerals, since the purpose for which they were created is attained by the species alone, and there is no need for providence to be extended to individuals of the species.
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 LITTLE WORK OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As applied to, Providence is Himself considered in that act by which in His wisdom He so orders all events within the universe that the end for which it was created may be realized
Claudine, who knew the value of forgiveness, recommended the 'suffering of abuse with patience and responding by gentle and gracious words.' She was deeply persuaded that 'the solicitude of Divine Providence is concrete and immediate; God cares for all, from the least things to the great events of the world and its history' (CCC, 303)
Divine providence, the abundance of cash in the world economy, and hundreds of tricks, which you do not have to be aware of publicly, have helped us to survive this
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 Predestination in American History
The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) In addition to being the decree of Parliament as the standard for Christian doctrine in the British Kingdom, it was adopted as the official statement of belief for the colonies of Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The singular interpositions of Providence in our feeble condition were such, as could scarcely escape the attention of the most unobserving; while the unparalleled perseverance of the armies of the United States, through almost every possible suffering and discouragement for the space of eight long years, was little short of a standing miracle.
It appears clearly to me that next to the continued care of Divine Providence, the miscarriage of this plan is owing to the unexpected meeting of Congress on Saturday, and their decided conduct in leaving the city until they could support the Federal government with dignity.
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 2006-06 Feature-Divine Providence and the United States of America   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Time and again throughout our history we have seen Divine Providence work in our favor, keeping us united when secession might have torn us asunder as a nation, and enabling us to recover from such blows as the bombing of Pearl Harbor where much of our fleet lay at the bottom.
Thanks to Divine Providence we have the means to wage this unrelenting struggle in a world that largely ignores the peril it faces and condemns America for fighting to protect it.
Providence has given us the means to prevail in the war against Islamic fascism, a war that could last a generation and challenge us in countless and painful ways.
www.serve.com /~Lincolnheritage2/2006-06_Feature-Divine_Providence_and_the_United_States_of_America.htm   (929 words)

 Missionary Catechists of Divine Providence - History
Within four days after his installation as Archbishop of San Antonio, Lucey wrote to Sister Benitia Vermeersch of the Congregation of Divine Providence to express his interest and support for the catechetical work which she and her associates were doing among the poor Hispanics in San Antonio.
The suggestion that the society be organized under the friendly cooperation of the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence seems to imply that the movement is being fostered by a mature person or persons other than our Sisters, with whom we could cooperate.
May every Missionary Catechist of Divine Providence be ever grateful to the Sisters of Divine Providence for the great favor they have done for them by affiliating them to the Order and keeping them in their care.
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 Providence College - Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering
The question of divine impassibility has resurfaced in theological literature in recent years, reigniting long-standing debate on classical metaphysics and Christian revelation.
Providence College is pleased to announce an upcoming theological conference which will highlight a particular issue: the relationship among divine impassibility, human suffering, and divine providence.
Cardinal Dulles' Keynote Address, Divine Providence and the Mystery of Human Suffering, is free and open to the public.
www.providence.edu /divineimpassibility   (145 words)

 Divine Providence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is a law of the Divine Providence that man should as from himself remove evils as sins in the external man; and thus and not otherwise can the Lord remove evils in the internal man, and then at the same time in the external
It is a law of the Divine Providence that man should be led and taught by the Lord from heaven by means of the Word, and doctrine and preaching from the Word, and this to all appearance as of himself
It is a law of the Divine Providence that man should not perceive and feel anything of the operation of the Divine Providence, but still that he should know and acknowledge it
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 Divine Providence
The providence of God in His government of the world is a subject of deep importance to the Christian, for by proper views thereof he will learn to see God’s activities in the daily works of His hands.
Without this view of Divine providence there is no real consolation for the Christian, as he considers the awful ravages which error has made and the sad state poor Christendom is now in.
That Divine “restraint” of man’s “wrath” is exercised in God’s providence or government of this world, and this is that we wish the reader to be occupied with (D.V.) in what follows.
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 Our Lady of Divine Providence
The devotion to Our Lady, Mother of Divine Providence is intimately connected to the history of the first Barnabite house in Rome.
In 1659, forced to abandon their second house in Rome, the Barnabites wished to remove part of a wall on which was painted a miraculous image of the Virgin Mary.
From my infinite treasure, you are to provide good things to all those who implore your aid." This is the source of the title of Our Lady, Mother of Divine Providence.
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 Divine Providence - Mp3joseph.com
Divine Providence is fueled by Divine Love and Divine Wisdom.
Again we see Divine Providence or Providentia defying gravity by riding a horse on clouds without holding the reigns.
Divine Providence and Prudence are almost the same, only that Providence is made up of Divine Love and Divine Wisdom.
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 Providence and Divine Mercy in Kant’s Cosmopolitanism
and divine mercy are an antidote to moral despair, an assurance that “higher wisdom will provide the fulfillment of one’s well-intentioned effort” (6:101).
Philosophers, such as Kant, may need to posit some sort of divine mercy to make sense of how ethical cosmopolitanism could be possible, but ordinary people need not have any beliefs about this at all, as long as they are willing actively to promote ethical community.
As Kant insists in his discussion of the postulates of practical reason, this “moral necessity to assume the existence of God” or of divine mercy should not be confused with a “duty to assume the existence of anything” (5:125).
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 Jew and Non-Jews: Truth--Divine Providence
This Divine "signature" is the eternal impression of God's presence and providence.
It is Divine providence which gauges and regulates the pulse of life within every living being, endowing life with continuity.
The closer one is to the tzadik of the generation, the greater is one's level of consciousness with regard to Divine providence, especially that which is revealed in one?s own life.
www.inner.org /noahide/noach10.htm   (649 words)

 Amazon.com: Divine Providence: The Molinist Account (Cornell Studies in the Philosophy of Religion): Books: Thomas P. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Divine Providence is a remarkable book that should quickly earn its place as the leading authoritative contemporary exposition and defense of Molinism."--William Hasker, author of God, Time, and Knowledge --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Flint's rigorous, scholarly defense of the Molinist account of Divine Providence is one of the more welcome additions to the latter-day debate over this tendentious issue.
One other contribution to the current debate on free will and divine providence that Flint could have made, but didn't, is also significant: He sends no new fur a-flying.
www.amazon.com /Divine-Providence-Molinist-Philosophy-Religion/dp/0801434505   (1392 words)

 Divine Providence Village
Divine Providence Village is committed to providing individuals with the opportunity to reach their fullest potential in spiritual, emotional, psycho-social and physical well being.
We strive to support each person to live their lives with dignity and respect in a caring environment.
In 1881, Blessed Luigi Guanella founded a religious congregation, the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, whose primary mission is to minister to persons with developmental disabilities.
www.cssmrserv.org /dpv.htm   (200 words)

 A Study of Divine Providence : ChristianCourier.com
Providence is the activity of God as accomplished through law.
The Roman Empire provided a peaceful environment, a highway system for the rapid spread of the gospel, etc. The Greeks contributed the most precise instrument for the conveyance of human thought ever devised, the Koine Greek language (in which the New Testament was composed).
That being the case, it reasonably follows that God’s providence may be employed to facilitate the journey of those whose hearts are longing to find and serve their Maker.
www.christiancourier.com /articles/read/a_study_of_divine_providence   (1759 words)

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