Wisdom on Wednesdays—A living death

Guardian Angel, c. 1929, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.
A contemporary black-and-white photograph.

“God ultimately forces men to make a choice: predestining them to free will!
“That coercion is death.
“Since man will only use his will in death it follows that special destiny grants a living death to the elect (to the saints).”  (1932)


Wisdom on Wednesdays—The greatest saints are unknown


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)