LABOR DAY

LABOR DAY

Men can sing while charging in a military, but hardly in a legal sense. And at the end of my reflections I had really got no further than the sub-conscious feeling of my friend the bank-clerk–that there is something spiritually suffocating about our life; not about our laws merely, but about our life. Continue reading LABOR DAY

MEMORIAL OF THE FIRST MARTYRS OF THE CHURCH OF ROME

MEMORIAL OF THE FIRST MARTYRS OF THE CHURCH OF ROME

Let us follow for a moment the clue of the martyr and the suicide; and take the case of courage. No quality has ever so much addled the brains and tangled the definitions of merely rational sages. Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die. Continue reading MEMORIAL OF THE FIRST MARTYRS OF THE CHURCH OF ROME

Frances Chesterton’s Birthday and The Wedding Anniversary of Gilbert and Frances Chesterton

Frances Chesterton’s Birthday and The Wedding Anniversary of Gilbert and Frances Chesterton

Frances Chesterton, wife of G. K. Chesterton, was born on June 28, 1869. She married G. K. Chesterton on the same date,.June 28, in 1901. Theirs was a happy and faithful marriage of two “incompatible” people: a man and a woman. As G. K. Chesterton was later to observe in his defense of marriage: Continue reading Frances Chesterton’s Birthday and The Wedding Anniversary of Gilbert and Frances Chesterton