‘‘The dangerous passion for absolute purity.’’
— Anna Kamienska.
Jacques Fabien Gautier d’Agoty (1746).
– Pascal Quignard.
From the booklet for Jordi Savall – Tous les matins du monde: dix ans après (2001).
…si se ruga:
“Like a leper rotting in flesh, let all avoid me. Like a cripple without limbs, let me not move freely. Remove my cheeks, that tears may not roll down them. Crush my lips and tongue, that I may not sin with them. Pull out my nails, that I may not grasp nothing. Let my shoulders and back be bent, that I may carry nothing. Like a man with tumor in the head let me lack judgment. Ravage my body sworn to chastity leave me with no pride, and have me live in shame. Let no one pray for me.”
Master of the Lindau Lamentation – Man of Sorrow (1430)
‘‘you destroyed a torturable body.’’
– Bertolt Brecht, On the Suicide of the Refugee W.B.
In the mid-thirteenth century, Matthew Paris (poza), an English Benedictine monk, wrote about the early Franciscans:
‘‘[They] carry constantly their books, indeed libraries, in sacks hanging from their necks.’’
din: Neslihan Senocak – The Poor and the Perfect: The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209-1310 (2012). [x]