Compassion, my dear Brother, is preferable to cleanliness. Reflect that with a little soap I can easily clean my bed covers, but even with a torrent of tears I would never wash from my soul the stain that my harshness toward the unfortunate would create
Queued posts will continue in my absence, as always. There’s some good stuff coming up in the queue that I hope you’ll all enjoy.
I’m leaving the ask open, but I probably won’t answer any questions until after Easter.
In passing through southern France, the travellers came to know the Albigensian heretics; in fact, the innkeeper where they stayed on their first night was a member of the sect. Dominic’s zeal for souls, which had ripened during his years of contemplative life at Osma, burst into flame. He stayed up all night arguing with his host. With the rising of the sun, the man gave up his heresy and returned to the Catholic faith.
William A Hinnebusch, The Dominicans: A Short History, 6.
(And so pub catechesis was born.)