Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Mystery...

'A revelation is religious doctrine viewed on its illuminated side;
a mystery is the selfsame doctrine viewed on the side unilluminated.'

John Henry Cardinal Newman   

Painting:  Peter Paul Rubens, Night Scene

This post is linked to Catholic Bloggers Network


  1. Beautiful quote. Thank you!


  2. Love Cardinal Newman! What a quote to ponder as are a lot of his. And those beautiful faces in the painting!! What light, what expression, what soul surfacing through the ebb and flow of flesh. The tension of the finger over the flame holds my gaze and the pain I think I feel. I have a strong desire move the candle down or nudge his hand away from the flame. Thank you so much for this truth and beauty today!! God Bless...