The Maid of Destiny

To the Queen of Heaven & inspired by Eliot’s Sunday Morning… “Young Mary of the sky-blue cloak, The lily hands, the dusty feet- Indefectible awoke, From her soul’s noetic heat. She held an angel in her eye, She spoke the flame with Seraphim- Interchanging earth and sky, Shock the changeless … Continue reading

Action and Contemplation in Dante’s Divine Comedy

Titus Burckhardt, in his essay “Because Dante Was Right,” argues that one of the main themes of the Commedia is “the reciprocal relationship between knowledge and will.” Knowledge of the eternal truths is potentially present in the human spirit or intellect, but its unfolding is directly conditioned by the will, … Continue reading

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