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Two Poem Drafts

29 March 2017

NeoplatonismI saw the beauty of your face,an emblem born of higher grace;I heard the beauty of your song.For harmony my heart did long.Your eyes in vision ravish meas signs of truth's...

Justice and Goodness

29 March 2017

...I think it necessary to observe that it is a very common thing for men to confound justice with goodness, and to assail the former with accusations which from their very nature could...

Lent XXV

29 March 2017

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners: and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (James 4:8)Draw near to the Lord by following his footsteps...

Thomas Aquinas on the Capital Vices

28 March 2017

ST 1.84.4, my translation. This is still a bit rough. For comparison, you can find the Latin here and the Dominican Fathers translation here.*****It seems that it should not be said...