Sunday, January 28, 2024

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Evelyn Waugh, Imagining a Saint’s Prayer for the Learned)

“‘You are my especial patrons,’ said Helena, ‘and patrons of all late-comers, of all who have had a tedious journey to make to the truth, of all who are confused with knowledge and speculation, of all who through politeness make themselves partners in guilt, of all who stand in danger by reason of their talents….

" ‘For His sake who did not reject your curious gifts, pray always for the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the Throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom.’"—English novelist and Catholic convert Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966), Helena (1950)

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