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St. Thomas Aquinas
Summa Theologica

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1 1, 23 | of the ~subsequent as its meritorious cause, which is reduced 2 1, 62 | from the difficulty of the meritorious act. But the angel ~experienced 3 1, 62 | righteous action ~was not meritorious for him.~Aquin.: SMT FP 4 1, 62 | it comes of free-will, is meritorious; and so far as it attains ~ 5 1, 62 | consequently, an act cannot be meritorious as coming from free-will, ~ 6 1, 62 | into beatitude by only one ~meritorious act.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[62] 7 1, 62 | Consequently, only one meritorious ~act is required; which 8 1, 62 | then the action will be meritorious of such ~end. But what is 9 1, 63 | attain beatitude by one meritorious act, as was said above ( 10 1, 63 | from the difficulty of the meritorious act. But the angel ~experienced 11 1, 63 | righteous action ~was not meritorious for him.~Aquin.: SMT FP 12 1, 63 | it comes of free-will, is meritorious; and so far as it attains ~ 13 1, 63 | consequently, an act cannot be meritorious as coming from free-will, ~ 14 1, 63 | into beatitude by only one ~meritorious act.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[62] 15 1, 63 | Consequently, only one meritorious ~act is required; which 16 1, 63 | then the action will be meritorious of such ~end. But what is 17 1, 64 | attain beatitude by one meritorious act, as was said above ( 18 1, 92 | Para. 1/1~Reply OBJ 3: The meritorious knowledge and love of God 19 1, 94 | he did would have been as meritorious as now?~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[ 20 1, 94 | the first man were less meritorious than ours are?~Aquin.: SMT 21 1, 94 | the first man were less ~meritorious than ours are. For grace 22 1, 94 | merit, our ~actions are more meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT FP Q[95] A[ 23 1, 94 | Therefore our actions are more meritorious than in the ~primitive state.~ 24 1, 94 | innocence man's works were ~more meritorious than after sin was committed, 25 2, 5 | wisdom, by one movement of a meritorious work, as was explained in ~ 26 2, 5 | happy, without any previous meritorious operation. But this is ~ 27 2, 19 | even the external act to be meritorious in God's ~sight.~Aquin.: 28 2, 21 | Whether accordingly, it is meritorious or demeritorious?~(4) Whether 29 2, 21 | Whether it is accordingly meritorious or demeritorious before 30 2, 21 | Whether a human action is meritorious or demeritorious in so far 31 2, 21 | that a human action is not meritorious or ~demeritorious on account 32 2, 21 | or evil human action is meritorious or ~demeritorious.~Aquin.: 33 2, 21 | Whether a human action is meritorious or demeritorious before 34 2, 21 | good or evil, are not ~meritorious or demeritorious in the 35 2, 21 | action, good or evil, is not meritorious or ~demeritorious in the 36 2, 39 | good is praiseworthy and meritorious. But ~sorrow lessens praise 37 2, 57 | of these virtues can be meritorious, as stated ~above, and because 38 2, 109 | supernatural virtue, which are meritorious. Beyond this, in both ~states 39 2, 109 | endowments, cannot produce meritorious works ~proportionate to 40 2, 109 | by his will, does works meritorious of everlasting ~life; but 41 2, 109 | their fulfilment may be meritorious, requires ~grace.~Aquin.: 42 2, 109 | which is the principle of meritorious works, as stated ~above ( 43 2, 110 | grace ~is the principle of meritorious works through the medium 44 2, 111 | person whose it is to do meritorious works, ~according to Rm. 45 2, 111 | whereby He moves us to meritorious good, it is fittingly divided 46 2, 111 | it is the principle of ~meritorious works, which spring from 47 2, 112 | grace; and this operation is meritorious, not indeed of ~grace, which 48 2, 112 | such as fly to God by a ~meritorious act of their free-will, 49 2, 113 | cooperates in ~justification, is meritorious; and hence it must proceed 50 2, 114 | discharges a debt ~would not be meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT FS Q[114] A[ 51 2, 114 | a work is due, the more meritorious it is. Now, ~less due is 52 2, 114 | that his works are more meritorious with God. And thus if ~he 53 2, 114 | sufficient principle of an act ~meritorious of eternal life, unless 54 2, 114 | this way ~its act can be meritorious of eternal life.~Aquin.: 55 2, 114 | revealed in us." But of all meritorious works, the sufferings of ~ 56 2, 114 | saints would seem the most meritorious. Therefore no works of men 57 2, 114 | Therefore no works of men are ~meritorious of eternal life condignly.~ 58 2, 114 | 1/2~I answer that, Man's meritorious work may be considered in 59 2, 114 | however, we speak of a meritorious work, inasmuch as it proceeds ~ 60 2, 114 | life everlasting, it is ~meritorious of life everlasting condignly. 61 2, 114 | one ~whose acts are most meritorious. But the acts of faith and 62 2, 114 | would seem to be the most meritorious, as appears in the ~martyrs, 63 2, 114 | The act of faith is not meritorious unless "faith . . . ~worketh 64 2, 114 | patience and ~fortitude are not meritorious unless a man does them out 65 2, 114 | grace; and thus it cannot be meritorious of the first grace. Therefore ~ 66 2, 114 | AA[1],3,4), our works are meritorious ~from two causes: first, 67 2, 114 | grace is not more, but less meritorious than ~preceding acts, on 68 2, 114 | charity is increased by every meritorious act; and this ~would seem 69 2, 114 | impossible since at times meritorious acts are not very ~fervent, 70 2, 114 | 1~Reply OBJ 3: By every meritorious act a man merits the increase 71 2, 114 | hindered by sin. Now many have meritorious works, who do not obtain ~ 72 2, 2 | Whether the act of faith is meritorious?~(10) Whether human reason 73 2, 2 | 1~Whether to believe is meritorious?~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[2] A[9] 74 2, 2 | seem that to believe in not meritorious. For the ~principle of all 75 2, 2 | an ~act of nature is not meritorious, since we do not merit by 76 2, 2 | considerations of science are not meritorious, ~nor on the other hand 77 2, 2 | Therefore belief is not meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[2] A[9] 78 2, 2 | believe is by no means meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[2] A[9] 79 2, 2 | Therefore to believe is meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[2] A[9] 80 2, 2 | 3],4), our actions are ~meritorious in so far as they proceed 81 2, 2 | referred to God, can be meritorious. Now the act of believing 82 2, 2 | the act of faith can be meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[2] A[9] 83 2, 2 | without charity, produce a meritorious act; ~but, when accompanied 84 2, 2 | the act of faith is made meritorious ~thereby, even as an act 85 2, 2 | scientific assent is not meritorious. But the actual consideration 86 2, 2 | scientific consideration ~may be meritorious if it be referred to the 87 2, 2 | the act of faith can be meritorious: whereas in the case of ~ 88 2, 2 | does not appear to be very meritorious, though it can be as ~regards 89 2, 2 | the act of faith can be ~meritorious, in so far as it is subject 90 2, 10 | proceed from ~grace, viz. meritorious works; yet they can, to 91 2, 12 | wayfarer, ~wherefore good is meritorious in them, while evil is demeritorious. 92 2, 12 | other hand, good is not meritorious, but is part of ~their blissful 93 2, 16 | Further, hope precedes a meritorious act, for the Apostle says ~( 94 2, 16 | But the act of faith is meritorious. Therefore hope precedes ~ 95 2, 16 | Hope does not precede every meritorious act; but it ~suffices for 96 2, 22 | cease to ~be voluntary and meritorious, whereas it has been stated 97 2, 26 | 1/1~Whether it is more meritorious to love an enemy than to 98 2, 26 | OBJ 1: It would seem more meritorious to love an enemy than to 99 2, 26 | reward. Therefore it is more meritorious to love ~one's enemy than 100 2, 26 | Further, an act is the more meritorious through proceeding from 101 2, 26 | friends. Therefore it is more meritorious to love one's enemy than 102 2, 26 | Therefore it seems more meritorious to love one's enemy than 103 2, 26 | better an action is, the more meritorious it is. ~Now it is better 104 2, 26 | you. Therefore it is more meritorious to love one's friend than 105 2, 26 | which ~is better or more meritorious, to love one's friend or 106 2, 26 | of one's friends is not meritorious in God's sight when ~we 107 2, 26 | the love of our friends is meritorious, if we ~love them for God' 108 2, 26 | 1/1~Whether it is more meritorious to love one's neighbor than 109 2, 26 | would seem that it is more meritorious to love one's neighbor ~ 110 2, 26 | to love God. For the more meritorious thing would seem to be what ~ 111 2, 26 | brethren." Therefore it is more meritorious ~to love one's neighbor 112 2, 26 | sense it seems to be less meritorious to ~love one's friend, as 113 2, 26 | Therefore it seems less ~meritorious to love God.~Aquin.: SMT 114 2, 26 | to be more virtuous and ~meritorious since "virtue is about that 115 2, 26 | neighbor. Therefore it ~is more meritorious to love one's neighbor than 116 2, 26 | of one's neighbor is not meritorious, except by reason ~of his 117 2, 26 | the love of God is more ~meritorious than the love of our neighbor.~ 118 2, 26 | love of ~God is the more meritorious, because a reward is due 119 2, 26 | friends is sometimes less meritorious ~in so far as he loves them 120 2, 26 | more difficult is more meritorious, but only what is more difficult, 121 2, 28 | acts of virtue. Now it is ~meritorious to keep peace, according 122 2, 28 | this reason too it is a meritorious act. Hence it is ~placed 123 2, 30 | is less praiseworthy and meritorious if the ~kindness is compensated, 124 2, 30 | respect an ~almsdeed is meritorious in so far as it observes 125 2, 38 | Further, whatever is right and meritorious in itself, is lawful ~for 126 2, 38 | it is sometimes right and meritorious to ~make war, for it is 127 2, 38 | Reply OBJ 4: Although it is meritorious to wage a just war, nevertheless ~ 128 2, 38 | being deputed to ~works more meritorious still. Thus the marriage 129 2, 38 | the marriage act may be meritorious; ~and yet it becomes reprehensible 130 2, 56 | done of necessity, is not meritorious. But ~to render to a man 131 2, 56 | necessity. Therefore it is not meritorious. Yet it is by virtuous actions ~ 132 2, 77 | decline" ~shows. This is meritorious; especially when a person 133 2, 77 | act ~to be virtuous and meritorious than for it to be sinful 134 2, 81 | 15) Whether prayer is meritorious? [*Art. 16]~(16) Whether 135 2, 81 | in order that prayer be meritorious, but as ~being necessary 136 2, 81 | yet the prayer ~will be meritorious for the person who prays 137 2, 81 | A ~man's action is more meritorious for himself than for others. 138 2, 81 | renders the whole prayer meritorious, as is the case ~with other 139 2, 81 | is the case ~with other meritorious acts. The second effect 140 2, 81 | Para. 1/1~Whether prayer is meritorious?~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[83] A[ 141 2, 81 | seem that prayer is not meritorious. All merit proceeds ~from 142 2, 81 | Therefore prayer ~is not a meritorious act.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[83] 143 2, 81 | Therefore prayer is not a meritorious act.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[83] 144 2, 81 | Therefore prayer is not a meritorious act.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[83] 145 2, 81 | merit. Therefore prayer is meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[83] A[ 146 2, 81 | any other virtuous act is meritorious ~without sanctifying grace. 147 2, 81 | though his prayer is not meritorious, it ~can be impetrative, 148 2, 86 | 6) Whether it is more meritorious to do a thing from a vow, 149 2, 86 | is more praiseworthy and meritorious to do something in ~fulfilment 150 2, 86 | is more praiseworthy and meritorious to do ~a thing without a 151 2, 86 | reasons it is better and more meritorious to do ~one and the same 152 2, 86 | virtue the better and more ~meritorious the deed. Wherefore the 153 2, 86 | is the ~better the more meritorious for being commanded by a 154 2, 86 | chastity) are better ~and more meritorious, if they be done in fulfilment 155 2, 86 | withal, it is still more ~meritorious than if it were done without 156 2, 87 | is commendable and more meritorious to do a thing by vow, ~because 157 2, 102 | virtuous, praiseworthy and meritorious, ~chiefly according as it 158 2, 102 | obedience is the more ~meritorious and praiseworthy, the less 159 2, 102 | other acts of virtue ~are meritorious before God through being 160 2, 102 | obedience, they could not be meritorious: as neither would they be 161 2, 108 | subsequent lie was not ~meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[110] A[ 162 2, 122 | due to charity that it is meritorious, like any other act of ~ 163 2, 122 | Further, martyrdom is a meritorious act, as stated above (A[ 164 2, 122 | 3]). Now it cannot be a meritorious act after death. Therefore 165 2, 122 | The act of ~martyrdom is meritorious while a man is in this state, 166 2, 127 | act, so ~that it become meritorious, yet it is not this that 167 2, 150 | Continence was equally ~meritorious in John who remained unmarried 168 2, 150 | continence was equally ~meritorious with the virginal continence 169 2, 156 | reason, it may be something meritorious and deserving of praise; 170 2, 162 | seemingly, punishments are not meritorious, since merit ~is comprised 171 2, 162 | Now death is ~sometimes meritorious, as in the case of a martyr' 172 2, 162 | their death is to them meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT SS Q[164] A[ 173 2, 180 | of God is by itself more ~meritorious than the love of our neighbor, 174 2, 180 | God is ~generically more meritorious than that which pertains 175 2, 180 | life, but that it is more meritorious to offer to God one's ~own 176 3, 2 | of His could have ~been meritorious of the union.~Aquin.: SMT 177 3, 2 | condignly: first, because the meritorious works of man are ~properly 178 3, 7 | sanctifying grace is ordained to meritorious acts both ~interior and 179 3, 19 | action of Christ could be meritorious to Him?~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[ 180 3, 19 | of Christ could not be ~meritorious to Him. For before His death 181 3, 34 | His conception, was not meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT TP Q[34] A[ 182 3, 34 | indeed, of the ~free-will is meritorious. Consequently, Christ did 183 3, 40 | drink: because abstinence is meritorious where ~the nature is weak. 184 3, 48 | Christ's soul it acts in a meritorious manner: ~considered as being 185 3, 49 | is ~the instrument of the meritorious work. And consequently the 186 3, 53 | lowliness of ~the Passion is the meritorious cause of the glory of the 187 3, 56 | or the ~efficient, or the meritorious cause. Now it is not the 188 3, 56 | again. Nor again is it the meritorious cause, because ~when Christ 189 3, 56 | Resurrection is not the ~meritorious cause, but the efficient 190 3, 56 | Passion is furthermore a ~meritorious cause, as stated above ( 191 3, 56 | Christ's Passion was also a meritorious cause, as stated above ( 192 3, 64 | the latter conduces to the meritorious ~effect. Consequently, the 193 3, 89 | lost through sin. Therefore meritorious ~deeds done before are revived 194 3, 89 | that, Some have said that meritorious works deadened by ~subsequent 195 Suppl, 1 | but an act of virtue is meritorious. But ~contrition is a meritorious 196 Suppl, 1 | meritorious. But ~contrition is a meritorious act. Therefore it is an 197 Suppl, 4 | its efficacy, for it is a meritorious and ~sacramental act, and, 198 Suppl, 4 | by grace; yet it is not meritorious, for they are not in the ~ 199 Suppl, 4 | satisfaction demands a ~meritorious work; yet, in a broad sense, 200 Suppl, 7 | virtue. But confession is ~meritorious, for "it opens the gate 201 Suppl, 9 | has the property of ~being meritorious, and thus is of no avail 202 Suppl, 10| For hope arises from all meritorious acts. ~Therefore, seemingly, 203 Suppl, 10| salvation, not ~only as a meritorious act, but also as part of 204 Suppl, 12| For every act of virtue is meritorious; whereas, seemingly, ~satisfaction 205 Suppl, 14| called living works, are meritorious in respect of ~eternal life, 206 Suppl, 14| satisfactory, but not so as to be meritorious ~of eternal life. But this 207 Suppl, 14| charity are not ~condignly meritorious of any good from God either 208 Suppl, 14| that such ~works are not meritorious of any good, rather than 209 Suppl, 15| For nothing but what is meritorious ~can be satisfactory, as 210 Suppl, 15| things can become both ~meritorious and satisfactory.~Aquin.: 211 Suppl, 15| that his virtue may be meritorious, ~and that he may avoid 212 Suppl, 15| For the work needs to be meritorious, that ~honor may be given 213 Suppl, 25| those who wrought these meritorious works is safeguarded, ~since 214 Suppl, 25| of satisfaction are more meritorious in respect of ~the essential 215 Suppl, 41| Whether its act can be meritorious?~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[41] A[ 216 Suppl, 41| Whether the marriage act is meritorious?~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[41] A[ 217 Suppl, 41| the marriage act is not meritorious. For ~Chrysostom [*Hom. 218 Suppl, 41| the marriage act is not meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[41] A[ 219 Suppl, 41| to refrain from what is meritorious deserves not praise. ~Yet 220 Suppl, 41| the marriage act is not meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[41] A[ 221 Suppl, 41| the marriage act is not meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[41] A[ 222 Suppl, 41| pleasure. Therefore it is not ~meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[41] A[ 223 Suppl, 41| without venial sin is never ~meritorious, for a man cannot both merit 224 Suppl, 41| aforesaid act cannot be meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[41] A[ 225 Suppl, 41| precept is fulfilled is meritorious ~if it be done from charity. 226 Suppl, 41| every act of virtue is meritorious. Now the aforesaid act is 227 Suppl, 41| a debt. Therefore it is ~meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[41] A[ 228 Suppl, 41| always either sinful or meritorious ~in one who is in a state 229 Suppl, 41| the worship of God, it is ~meritorious. But if the motive be lust, 230 Suppl, 41| the marriage act is not ~meritorious except in the first way.~ 231 Suppl, 71| OBJ 3: Further, a work is meritorious on the same count as it 232 Suppl, 71| the work of one ~man be meritorious and fruitful for another.~ 233 Suppl, 71| certain state; thus by a meritorious work a man obtains the ~ 234 Suppl, 71| which root is charity in meritorious works. Wherefore all who ~ 235 Suppl, 71| the other hand, a work is meritorious to a person, ~not only by 236 Suppl, 71| 1~OBJ 4: Further, every meritorious work must be a living work, 237 Suppl, 71| and thus it can nowise be meritorious either to himself or to ~ 238 Suppl, 71| of merit, his act may be meritorious on account of the ~principal 239 Suppl, 71| then those works would be meritorious on two counts.~Aquin.: SMT 240 Suppl, 71| the ~others consider it as meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[71] A[ 241 Suppl, 71| for himself, and this was meritorious for him.~Aquin.: SMT XP 242 Suppl, 71| profit others even as other meritorious works. On ~the other hand, 243 Suppl, 72| may reply that prayer is meritorious on one count, and impetratory ~ 244 Suppl, 86| which though it is not meritorious without ~charity, yet is 245 Suppl, 90| way. For our actions are meritorious, not ~by the very substance 246 Suppl, 90| every virtue obtains its meritorious ~efficacy from charity [* 247 Suppl, 93| consequence of the nature of the meritorious act. Now this has the ~character 248 Suppl, 93| and thus its act can be meritorious.~Aquin.: SMT XP Q[96] A[ 249 Appen1, 2| this life, because it is a meritorious act. For then there will 250 Appen1, 2| his punishment should be ~meritorious to him there.~Aquin.: SMT 251 Appen1, 2| Purgatory there can be a meritorious act in respect of the remission ~


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