See this worth-it book:
- Grace, Predestination and the Salvific Will of God: New Answers to Old Questions, by Fr. William Most. The printed book (Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 2004) is available for a worth-it price at Barnes & Noble.
Note: For the support of faithful Catholic publishers, we encourage all readers to purchase the said book. (The Project earns no commission from any such purchase.) Nonetheless, for those who are unable to do so for just reasons, or would like electronic texts, please see this link below:
- Grace, Predestination and the Salvific Will of God: New Answers to Old Questions, by Fr. William Most (Front Royal, VA: Christendom Press, 1997). May be read online on this page of Catholic Culture.org (copyright © 2021 Trinity Communications). [What appears to be a precis of the work may be read online on this page of the EWTN Library.]
See also the texts listed on the page Grace and Salvation, as well as the following printed books and online texts:
- The Call of All Nations (De Vocatione Omnium Gentium) [450 AD], by St. Prosper of Aquitaine, translated and annotated by Dr. P. de Letter, S.J. (Westminster, Maryland: Newman Press; London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1952). Part of the series Ancient Christian Writers: Works of the Fathers in Translation (edited by Johannes Quasten and Joseph C. Plumpe), No. 14. The printed book may be purchased at Amazon.com, at AbeBooks (Paulist Press, 1952) and Amazon.com (New York, NY, Ramsey, NJ: Paulist Press).
- “An Historical and Theological Survey of the Catholic Doctrine of Predestination”, by Andrew J. Allen (2013). Master’s Theses at Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity Saint Paul, Minnesota, July 2013. Available in pdf format on this page of the University of St. Thomas (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License).
- Prayer: The Great Means of Obtaining Salvation and all the Graces which We Desire of God, by St Alphonsus de Liguori. May be read online on this page of Catholic Treasury. [See, in particular, Part 2 of the work.]
- “Predestinarianism”, by J. Pohle [Joseph Pohle]. In The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911). With Imprimatur. The text transcribed by Douglas J. Potter may be read online on this page of the Catholic Enyclopedia at New Advent.
- “Predestination”, by J. Pohle [Joseph Pohle]. In The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911). With Imprimatur. The text transcribed by Gary A. Mros may be read online on this page of the Catholic Enyclopedia at New Advent.
- Predestination: The Meaning of Predestination in Scripture and the Church, by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange (TAN Books, 1998). The printed book is available for a substantial yet worth-it price at Amazon.com.
- [A detailed outline of the 1944 edition (St. Louis: B. Herder Book Co., 1944) is available in pdf format through this page of the website of Dr. Scott Hahn.
- An extract from the synthesis section, pages 194-205, of the 1939 edition [quite possibly Predestination, by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, translated by Dom Bede Rose, OSB, DD (St. Louis, London: B. Herder Book Co., 1939): Part II, Synthesis, Chapter II] entitled “The Cause of Predestination according to Thomism by Fr. Garrigou Lagrange” may be read online at Catholic Evidence.]
- “The Problem of Predestination and Free Will as Seen Within the Context of the Universal Salvific Will of God: A Study in the Prose Works of Saint Prosper Tiro of Aquitane”, by Charles DeCelles (1965). Master’s Theses at Marquette University. Available in pdf format at Marquette University (access restricted to Marquette campus).
On the Feast of Saint Prosper of Aquitaine. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.
“For we are saved by hope. But hope that is seen, is not hope: For what a man seeth, why doth he hope for? But if we hope for that which we see not: we wait for it with patience.
“Likewise the spirit also helpeth our infirmity: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit himself asketh for us with unspeakable groanings. And he that searcheth the hearts, knoweth what the Spirit desireth: because he asketh for the saints according to God.
“And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as according to his purpose, are called to be saints.
“For whom he foreknew, he also predestinated to be made conformable to the image of his Son: that he might be the first-born amongst many brethren. And whom he predestinated, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”