|—||F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby (via seabois)|
Käthe Kollwitz. Woman with Dead Child. Etching. 1903. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
|—||Julius Evola (via hyperb0rean)|
"To be short, he is that flowing and most plenteous fountaine, of whose fulnesse all wee haue receiued. For in him alone are all the treasures of the wisedom and knowledge of GOD hidden. And in him, and by him, haue wee from GOD the Father all good things, pertaining either to the body or to the soule. O how much are we bound to this our heauenly Father for his great mercies, which he hath so plenteously declared vnto vs in Christ Iesu our Lord and Sauiour! What thanks worthie and sufficient can we giue to him? Let vs all with one accord burst out with ioyfull voyce, euer praising and magnifying this LORD of mercie, for his tender kindnes shewed vnto vs in his dearly beloued Sonne Iesus Christ our Lord." - Thomas Cranmer
My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know where it will end. Nor do I really know myself. The fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from the desire to please you. And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore, I will trust you always. Even if I may seem to be lost in the shadow of death, I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my troubles alone.
|—||Prayer of Trust by Thomas Merton (via sermoveritas)|
And by self-murder, red.
From this red earth, O Father, purge away
All vicious tinctures, that new-fashioned
I may rise up from death, before I’m dead.
|—||Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living (via hollowstimulation)|
|—||The Seventh Seal (1957)|
Gian Lorenzo Bernini - the culmination of the action
A recent interview with Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the “Almoner of His Holiness,” raised speculation that the Pope joins him on his nightly trips into Rome to give alms to the poor, and it turns out that the rumors are probably true. A knowledgable source in Rome told The Huffington Post that “Swiss guards confirmed that the pope has ventured out at night, dressed as a regular priest, to meet with homeless men and women.” Krajewski earlier said,