Regis Martin

Regis Martin

Regis Martin, S.T.D., is a professor of theology and a faculty associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. He podcasts at In Search Of The Still Point.

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, “The Annunciation,” ca. 1655

Why Did He Come? Why Did God Become Man?

“God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness, freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. … To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior.” (CCC 1)

Léon Augustin Lhermitte (1844–1925), “La prière, église Saint-Bonnet”

We Give God Thanks for His Great Glory

“Thanksgiving characterizes the prayer of the Church which, in celebrating the Eucharist, reveals and becomes more fully what she is. … The thanksgiving of the members of the Body participates in that of their Head.” (CCC 2637)

Jan Snellinck, “The Crucifixion With the Two Thieves,” bet. 1597 and 1638

Hell Is Real, So With Hope We Pray: ‘Save Us From Final Damnation’

“God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end. In the Eucharistic liturgy and in the daily prayers of her faithful, the Church implores the mercy of God, who does not want ‘any to perish, but all to come to repentance.’” (CCC 1037)