Wednesday, March 10, 2004

On March 10, 1882...
Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman, C.O., wrote a letter to a friend which included the following paragraph:

"How the old generation is fading away, out of sight! What a mystery is life, and how it comes home to such as me to think of old Nestor's melancholy lines, 'as the outburst and fall of leaves, such the generations of man.' How inwardly miserable must the life of man be, without the Gospel, and now men are doing their utmost to destroy our sole solace ... "


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