"We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere 
appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it. Our situation today 
shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as 
do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and 
banned from her two sisters without taking them 
along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance." 
Hans Urs von Balthasar 

Since reading a seven-volume work by Balthasar is impractical for most, I recommend instead Stratford Caldecott's Beauty for Truth's Sake. Or perhaps more practical still, a trip outside, even if only brief, to intimately witness creation in all it's splendor. What could be a lovelier way to celebrate a Monday?


  1. It's been a while since I've read some good vB. Thanks for reminding me of him. :) Happy Monday. Also New Year. And Christmas. Happy everything.

    The Starving Inspired\

  2. I just found your blog and am throughly enchanted, you definitely have yourself a new follower! :)


  3. It's been awhile since I caught up on blogs... and visiting your blog and the others by girls in college is happy, because there's so much peace and beauty, but sad too, because, well, college, and I know how difficult it is to post when you're busy with other things. But I miss you! Summer come soon. ;)


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