Sunday, November 17, 2019

Quote of the Day (Fanny Howe, on Truth and the Mass)

“As it is in the liturgy, so it is in the world: Truth is as fleeting as a sunbeam, and each time you go to Mass you see truth drop in a place it hadn’t before. A word here, a phrase there, and each time a different one is as potent as the little sip of wine at the end. The truth exists, but it surrounds rather than informs people’s acts, which are constructed around evasion and resistance.” —American poet and Catholic convert Fanny Howe, “Footsteps Over Ground,” in A God in the House: Poets Talk About Faith, edited by Ilya Kaminsky and Katherine Towler (2012)

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