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Page 3, 29th October 1943 — SAINTS IN CONTRAST V. Sackville West's New Book

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SAINTS IN CONTRAST V. Sackville West's New Book

Among the books in the November publishing list. one in particular suggests a special interest—The Eagle and the Dove, by V. Sackville West.

The Eagle is St. Teresa of Avila and the Dove, St. Therese of Lisieux.

Miss Saekville West, not a Catholic herself writes; " Not accidentally have these sainis been accorded the epithets of " the great " and " the little." They were both Carmelites: they were both canonised; they shared the same baptismal name. But the points of difference between them are more numerous than the 'points of •resemblance. Teresa of Avila is the aristocratic, intellectual, vigorous, and surprisingly humorous Spaniard of the sixteenth century. Therese of Lisieux the guileless sentimental French bourgeoise of almost our own day. Teresa. the great mystic, is the patrols saint of Spain ; but • Therese, a humble nun, is to-day probably the most beloved and popular saint in the whole Calendar."

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