Aquinas Beale

Aquinas Beale

About Aquinas Beale

Br. Aquinas Beale was born in West Virginia and attended the University of Virginia, where he completed both a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs in 2010. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2011.

Marriage: The Last, Best Gift of Heaven

By |2017-05-12T08:37:44-05:00March 18th, 2017|Categories: Books, Featured, Jane Austen, Marriage|

For Jane Austen’s heroines, marriage is the end towards which their virtuous lives are directed… Above all other blessings Oh! God, for ourselves, and our fellow-creatures, we implore Thee to quicken our sense of thy Mercy in the redemption of the World, of the Value of that Holy Religion in which we have been [...]

Jane Austen’s Love & Friendship

By |2016-04-07T10:37:11-05:00February 25th, 2016|Categories: Aristotle, Culture, Featured, Friendship, Jane Austen, Literature, Marriage|

For all whom we love and value, for every friend and connection, we equally pray; however divided and far asunder, we know that we are alike before Thee and under Thine eye. May we be equally united in Thy faith and fear, in fervent devotion towards Thee, and in Thy merciful protection this night. —from [...]

“Mansfield Park:” In Defense of Good Principles

By |2016-03-02T00:27:53-05:00January 16th, 2016|Categories: Books, Christian Humanism, Christianity, Featured, Jane Austen, Morality, Virtue|

Teach us to understand the sinfulness of our own Hearts, and bring to our knowledge every fault of Temper and every evil Habit in which we have indulged to the discomfort of our fellow-creatures, and the danger of our own Souls. — from Jane Austen’s Prayers “Henry Crawford had too much sense not to feel [...]

Beyond the Romance of Jane Austen’s Works

By |2019-07-11T10:18:13-05:00January 1st, 2016|Categories: Christian Humanism, Christianity, Featured, Happiness, Jane Austen, Literature, Truth, Virtue|

Give us grace to endeavor after a truly Christian spirit to seek to attain that temper of forbearance and patience of which our blessed savior has set us the highest example; and which, while it prepares us for the spiritual happiness of the life to come, will secure to us the best enjoyment of [...]