This is the heritage of Catholic education ... one which those who went to Catholic schools always recognize in each other, members of a secret society who, when they meet, huddle together, temporarily at truce with the rest of the world, while they cautiously, untrustingly, lick each other's wounds.

— Sonia Orwell

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Children who were very truly pious in a Catholic childhood are apt to retain a nostalgia for the absolute.


Poetry ... is the music and painting of the mind.

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