Wisdom on Wednesdays—Science, art, and religion


Interior of St. Mark’s Cathedral, Korčula, Dalmatia, pastel on paper, June 16, 1926
One of many works drawn during or inspired by the artist’s brief visit to Dalmatia.

“Science is only concerned with the truth of present expediently.
“Art extends that truth back in time into permanent beauty materially.
“Religion projects that truth forward in time into eternal goodness spiritually.”  (1961)


“Carl Schmitt’s Enduring Vision of Beauty” at Aleteia.org

The popular website Aleteia recently interviewed CSF president Samuel Schmitt on his grandfather’s art, life and enduring legacy.


Self-portrait, c. 1965, oil on hardboard, 18 x 15 in.

“It’s difficult to imagine anyone having a clearer idea of his calling in life than Carl Schmitt.”

The Catholic Artist Carl Schmitt’s Enduring Vision of Beauty

Wisdom on Wednesdays—The wise man is never lonely

Gertrude pen and ink sketch - CROPPED

Gertrude, pen and ink and crayon on brown paper, c. 1920

“A man may be said to be wise when he has grasped the essential absurdity of stoicism as a final mode of conduct; when, in other words, he can suffer and be happy alone (that is dependent on God, not man). When, in other words, he is never lonely. The man who is wise can die alone.”  (1932)