Sunday, May 26, 2013

Quote of the Day (John Henry Newman, on the World as ‘Veil and Curtain’)

“I wish it were possible for words to put down those indefinite, vague, and withal subtle feelings which quite pierce the soul and make it sick…. What a veil and curtain this world of sense is. Beautiful, but still a veil.”—Blessed John Henry Newman, letter to his sister Jemima, May 10, 1828, in Letters and Correspondence of John Henry Newman During His Life in the English Church, Vol. 1, edited by Anne Mozley (1898)

(Portrait of Cardinal Newman by Sir John Everett Millais, in the National Portrait Gallery in London.)

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