Friday, August 21, 2009

A priest without a vocation

"'My friend, . . . become a good rural bourgeois, worthy and well-educated, rather than a priest without a vocation.'"

Father Chélan to Julien Sorel, in pt. 1, chap. 9 of Stendahl's The red and the black (trans. Burton Raffel (New York, NY: The Modern Library, 2003), 54).

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