Monday, August 31, 2009

Principles and Practices - September 1


I do repent
That with religion vain,
And misconceived pain,
I have my music bent
To waste on bootless things its skiey-gendered rain:
Yet shall a wiser day
Fulfil more heavenly way
And with approved music clear this slip.
I trust in God most sweet.
Meantime the silent lip,
Meantime the climbing feet.

-Francis Thompson.
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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