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“A book is a suicide postponed.” - Cioran 

“A book is a suicide postponed.” - Cioran 

“Everything in this world will pass away. In eternity only Love will remain.”—Pope Benedict XVI

“Everything in this world will pass away. In eternity only Love will remain.”
—Pope Benedict XVI

Gustav Klimt - Farmers Garden with Crucifix

Gustav Klimt - Farmers Garden with Crucifix

"Jesus Christ is the answer to the question posed by every human life"
- Blessed John Paul II

"Jesus Christ is the answer to the question posed by every human life"

- Blessed John Paul II

(Pantea Karimi: As T.S. Elliot Imagined) 
"I sat upon the shore Fishing, with the arid plain behind me Shall I at least set my lands in order? London Bridge is falling down falling down falling down Poi s’ascose nel foco che gli affina Quando fiam uti chelidon—O swallow swallow Le Prince d’Aquitaine à la tour abolie These fragments I have shored against my ruins Why then Ile fit you. Hieronymo’s mad againe. Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata.             Shantih shantih shantih.” 
(Pantea Karimi: As T.S. Elliot Imagined)

 

"I sat upon the shore 
Fishing, with the arid plain behind me 
Shall I at least set my lands in order? 
London Bridge is falling down falling down falling down 
Poi s’ascose nel foco che gli affina 
Quando fiam uti chelidon
—O swallow swallow 
Le Prince d’Aquitaine à la tour abolie 
These fragments I have shored against my ruins 
Why then Ile fit you. Hieronymo’s mad againe. 
Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata. 
            Shantih shantih shantih.”


 

Blessed Martin Martinez Pascual, priest executed during the Spanish Civil War at the age of 25. When he was asked if he would like to face away from the rifles during his execution, he said no, all he wanted to do was bless those who killed him and pray that God would not hold his death against them. Then he shouted VIVA CRISTO REY!
Right before being shot, he smiled for the photographer, who took this last picture of him. In his eyes, one sees the courage and joy of a faithful priest.

Blessed Martin Martinez Pascual, priest executed during the Spanish Civil War at the age of 25. When he was asked if he would like to face away from the rifles during his execution, he said no, all he wanted to do was bless those who killed him and pray that God would not hold his death against them. Then he shouted VIVA CRISTO REY!

Right before being shot, he smiled for the photographer, who took this last picture of him. In his eyes, one sees the courage and joy of a faithful priest.

(Source: fatherangel)

St. Francis preaching to the Animals 

St. Francis preaching to the Animals 

You made a Holy Fool of me and I’ve disgraced You ever since

Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.

Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can. This is my substitute for pistol and ball. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.

“and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer, I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied.” 

“and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer, I lit out. I got into my old rags and my sugar-hogshead again, and was free and satisfied.” 

 ”What am I to myself but a guide to my own self-destruction?”- St. Augustine  

 ”What am I to myself but a guide to my own self-destruction?”

- St. Augustine  

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