The Blind sisters of Saint Paul by Maurice De La SizeranneThe Blind sisters of Saint Paul by Maurice De La Sizeranne

The Blind sisters of Saint Paul

byMaurice De La Sizeranne

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... THE BLIND SISTERS OFSAINTPAUL PART THE FIRST BOOK I. Suggestions, Sensations and Impressions HAS anyone ever wondered what passes in the heart and mind of a blind girl of twenty who enters a convent? It is unlikely, since it would seem that a young girl deprived of sight knows nothing of what makes the tangible charm of life, or even its moral worth, and she offers to others none of the charms of her age. She has nothing to lose, since she has nothing to give; her entry into religion is therefore an insignificant step. Instead of the convent gates closing on a rich flower of promise and enchantment, they shut in a frigid and mournful creature who cannot offer life or perfume to almighty God. Beauty she rarely possesses. The hope of marriage she must lay down, for who could love a blind woman? Liberty?--the word is vain irony in her case--what can it matter whether she vegetate in the cloister or elsewhere? To one in darkness are not all places alike? This kind of reasoning is due to the preponderance of visual impressions over all others in daily life. Facts are so quickly and so easily acquired through the eyes that they absorb all our attention; we accustom ourselves to trust only to what we see, neglecting those impressions which are less attractive to the mind and also less convenient in ordinary life, but which, nevertheless, although they, are quite useful in practical ways, are penetrating and suggestive. We must not forget that in many cases the eye only beholds the outward symbol of things in a rapid and superficial survey. On the Resurrection morning, in the dew-drenched, spring-scented garden of Arimathea, Mary Magdalen was mournfully carrying a vase of perfumes to what she believed to be the grave of the Eternal Beloved. She saw a figure, looked...
Title:The Blind sisters of Saint PaulFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217065937

ISBN - 13:9780217065931