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)
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)
Gertrude in Roman Scarf, c. 1960, oil on canvas, 25¼ x 30¼ in.
“A saint is merely that person in this scheme of creation who is without a grievance.” (1925)
“In the days of the monarchy a saint could and did reproach, accuse, or condemn a prince. In our day the saint and the admonishment are both unthinkable.
“Who is to admonish the state?” (1961)
St. Isaac Jogues, c. 1930, drypoint etching, 7⅝ x 5¾ in.
St Francis at the Crèche, pencil sketch
“St. Francis leads us to the only escape from respectability—Poverty.” (1931)