Women of the Cell and Cloister

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Methuen & Company, Limited, 1913 - Christian women saints - 331 pages

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Page 223 - O thou undaunted daughter of desires ! By all thy dower of lights and fires ; By all the eagle in thee, all the dove ; By all thy lives and deaths of love ; By thy large draughts of intellectual day, And by thy thirsts of love more large than they ; By all thy...
Page 43 - Let there be light and there was light: 'tis so; For was, and is, and will be, are but is; And all creation is one act at once, The birth of light : but we that are not all, As parts, can see but parts, now this, now that, And live, perforce, from thought to thought, and make One act a phantom of succession : thus Our weakness somehow shapes the shadow, Time; But in the shadow will we work, and mould The woman to the fuller day.
Page 95 - We have lost the power even of imagining what the ancient idealization of poverty could have meant: the liberation from material attachments, the unbribed soul, the manlier indifference, the paying our way by what we are or do and not by what we have...
Page 99 - ... to two, and from two to all fair forms, and from fair forms to fair practices, and from fair practices to fair notions, until from fair notions he arrives at the notion of absolute beauty, and at last knows what the essence of beauty is.
Page 56 - I believe that we are close upon a great and deep spiritual change ; I believe a new redemption is even now conceived of the Divine Spirit in the human heart, that is itself as a woman, broken in dreams and yet sustained in faith, patient long-suffering, looking towards home. I believe that though the Reign of Peace may be yet a long way off, it is drawing near ; and that Who shall save us anew shall come divinely as a Woman . . . but whether through mortal birth, or as an immortal breathing upon...
Page 223 - By all the heav'ns thou hast in him (Fair sister of the Seraphim !) By all of Him we have in Thee ; Leave nothing of my Self in me. Let me so read thy life, that I Unto all life of mine may dy.
Page 171 - It lasteth, and ever shall last for that God loveth it. And so all-thing hath the being by the love of God. In this little thing I saw three properties. The first is that God made it, the second is that God loveth it, the third, that God keepeth it.
Page 99 - And the true order of going or being led by another to the things of love, is to use the beauties of earth as steps along which he mounts...
Page 171 - I marvelled how it might last, for methought it might suddenly have fallen to naught for little[ness]. And I was answered in my understanding: It lasteth, and ever shall [last] for that God loveth it. And so All-thing hath the Being by the love of God.
Page 165 - In this [moment] suddenly I saw the red blood trickle down from under the Garland hot and freshly and right plenteously, as it were in the time of His Passion when the Garland of thorns was pressed on His blessed head who was both God and Man, the same that suffered thus for me. I conceived truly and mightily that it was Himself shewed it me, without any mean.

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