instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An Irish Franciscan?

St Francis:
Laudato si, mi signore, per sora nostra morte corporale,
da laquale nullu homo vivente po skappare.

(All praise be yours, my Lord, through Sister Death,
From whose embrace no mortal can escape.)
P.J. O'Rourke:
Thus, the next time I glimpse death ... well, I'm not going over and introducing myself. I'm not giving the grim reaper fist daps. But I'll remind myself to try, at least, to thank God for death. And then I'll thank God, with all my heart, for whiskey.
Pray, too, perhaps, for those who today face more than a one in twenty chance of dying from cancer.