Saturday, January 31, 2009

Holy Tears

It was said about Arsenius that whenever he was doing manual work he kept a cloth at his chest because of the tears that streamed from his eyes.

Woodcut, L'État d'une homme retombant dans le péché mortel, by Christoph van Sichem the Elder; the beasts that are symbolic of the sins have fled, and the heart is filled by the Holy Spirit, flames, and tears.

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