Via Pulchritudinis, A Privileged Pathway for Evangelisation and Dialogue.
Vatican Plenary Document, Benedict XVI, April 2005, here.
An impressive number of profound quotes are referenced within this document. One is from the great Russian writer, Alexander Solzhenitsyn. It is from his Nobel Prize address of 1970. Find his entire address here.
The martyrdoms of the saints have taught us and do teach us how to conquer the world, with all of its fallacies, fervors, and fears." - St Augustine.
"When human culture once again reflects the divine beauty, in ways that are not in-your-face statements of the creed, but are built upon the foundation of an assumed faith, then we will have something very powerful that will draw people into the Church. This is the via pulchritudinis and it is the beauty that will ‘save the world’, to use the famous phrase of Dostoevsky."
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