Friday, May 15, 2015

A Perfume Sweet

'Our mortifications, humiliations, prayers - in a word, all the exercises we practice - what are they but acts of virtue, which are like so many beautiful flowers that send up a perfume extremely sweet before the Divine Majesty?'

St. Francis de Sales

Painting: John William Godward, Sweet Violets (detail), in US public domain due to age

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