Saturday, August 08, 2009

Principles and Practices - August 9

Nothing Else

There is a fresco in the Campo Santo at Pisa of a hunting-party confronted with three open coffins, in which three bodies lie in various stages of decomposition, from enbonpoint to the skeleton. Is this all man? All that is left of him unless he 'makes his soul.'

-Rickaby, S.J.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930

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