Pencil sketch, Naples, 1915
“The individual virtues of justice and charity will always be corrupted by the world and socialized so that justice is turned into legality and charity is debased into philanthropy: justice and charity made respectable.”
—from the essay “Culture Can Withstand Anything but Respectability” (1931)
Nativity, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.
“Peace may only be made when each Catholic withdraws from the class-struggle and finds what lodgings he can in the stable. He must see the world from without, among peasants and kings.” (May 22, 1932)
Gertrude, October 1919, pastel on paper, 20 x 17 in.
“The minute a man has something to lose in the world is he enslaved.
“Or to put it better, when one decides he has nothing to lose he can be true and charitable.” (1962)
Madonna and Child, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 in.
“The perpetual revolution of Christ is to war against the dominance of worldly peace.” (1928)
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)