AND when our discourse was drawn to such a point, as that the greatest delight of flesh and blood, in the brightest of material light, did seem not only unworthy to be compared but even so much as to be remembered in respect of that sweetness of life eternal, we raising ourselves towards that Selfsame with the most ardent affections of our mind, made a kind of progress by degrees over all things corporeal, and this vault of heaven itself from whence the sun and moon and stars do shine upon the earth.
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From Thoughts of St Augustine for Every Day
by Kathleen Mary Balfe (© 1926)
Nihil Obstat: Georgius D. Smith, S.T.D
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont