Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, OP.

Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange taught at the Angelicum in Rome for 50 years and was a champion of classical Thomism.

  • Wikipedia Biography
  • The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life A classic on spirituality.
  • Life Everlasting A serious theological treatise on the Four Last Things — Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell — but purposely written for the average reader. Calling on Scripture, St. Thomas Aquinas and the tradition of the Catholic Church, Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange weaves a profoundly enlightening study of 32 considerations relative to man’s final destiny.
  • Christ the Savior A Commentary on the Third Part of St. Thomas’ Theological Summa.
  • Providence The primary object of contemplation is, in fact, God Himself and His infinite perfections, especially His goodness, His wisdom, and His providence. Our activity and our progress toward eternity must be directed from the higher plane of this contemplation. From this point of view Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange treats in this book:
      1. of the existence of God and of His providence;
      2. of those perfections of God which His providence presupposes;
      3. of providence itself according to the Old and New Testaments;
      4. of a trusting self-abandonment to God’s providence;
      5. of providence in its relation to justice and mercy.
  • A Synthesis of Thomistic Thought “Truth concerning God is the sun which illumines our minds and wills on the road that rises to eternal life, to the unmediated vision of the divine reality.”
  • The Trinity and God the Creator The first part of this work treats of the Trinity. After presenting the testimony of the Scriptures and the Fathers, Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange explains the questions in St. Thomas’ Summa theologica, article by article, comparing his doctrine with the teaching of earlier and later theologians.
  • Grace: Commentary on the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas An index page is provided for a book-length study of the doctrine of grace.