Parents, leaders, and educators, we have a mission, a duty to lead children's souls toward the Light which will be their guide and their happiness. In order to illuminate the way that lies before each one of us, once a week we invite you to discover some of the words of certain wisemen and witnesses, measuring their worth by the words of St. Thomas Aquinas: “Do not consider the one who speaks, but whatever good you hear from him, confide it to your memory.” (from The Sixteen Ways to Acquire the Treasure of Knowledge by St. Thomas). Happy reading!
“The true attitude of a Christian mother remains an attitude of hope.”
Gertrud von Le Fort (1876-1971)
German writer and well-known figure of the Catholic Literary Revival.
“You can’t introduce Gertrude von Le Fort: the author of The Song at the Scaffold (which inspired Bernanos’s The Fearless Heart), of The Marriage of Magdebourg, Veronica’s Veil, and The Eternal Woman is well-known, loved and venerated by all. Her Hymns to the Church is less known – though it is one of the greatest poetic religious works of all time. What sublime questionings, what an approach to mystery, what audacious contemplation! Because I so admired these burning pages and found a personal joy in them I felt driven to find the most faithful and the most musical translations of von Le Fort’s work in our language. The reader will at least have the satisfaction of possessing these pages that flash out like the beginning of a storm, and which sing like the music of the ocean, unfurling wave after wave of light and peace upon him. There are undoubtedly few authors capable of such beauty simultaneously accompanied by such mystery and contemplation.”
André Duzan (20th century)
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