Wisdom on Wednesdays—The greatest saints are unknown

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St. Katharine, oil on canvas, 1922, 30 x 25 in.

“The greatest saints are unknown.  History treats only of the soul of man in contact with the world.  As a result man at his highest and lowest, is unknown to history.”  (1932)

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Wisdom on Wednesdays—The desire of the wildest imagination

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Annunciation, 1921, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in.

“Today we are prone to forget that Christ combines the Aesthetic, the Expedient, and the Religious Life.  We forget that He came not only because man needed hope for eternal beatitude but that he was also the historic concrete answer to the desire of the wildest imagination: the appearance on earth of a God-man.  History united to myth.”  (1960)

Wisdom on Wednesdays—The desire of the wildest imagination

“Today we are prone to forget that Christ combines the Aesthetic, the Expedient, and the Religious Life.  We forget that He came not only because man needed hope for eternal beatitude but that he was also the historic concrete answer to the desire of the wildest imagination: the appearance on earth of a God-man. History united to myth.”  (1960)

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Brown Nativity, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.