The first cause is act, existing from all eternity, is self-subsisting Being, in whom alone essence and existence are identified. Already here we see that nothing, absolutely no reality, can exist without Him, without depending on Him, without a relation to Him of causal dependence on Him.
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Reality 5.4
Rorate Mass in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 16th, 2017
50 minutes ago