John Donne, Dean of St. Paul's, London

 

 

 

 

St Paul's. Easter Day. April 13th, 1628

HE THAT ASKS me what heaven is, meanes not to heare me, but to silence me; He knows I cannot tell him; And in that place, where there are more Suns than there are Stars in the Firmament, And more light in another S[o]n of righteousnesse, the Son of Glory, the Son of God, than in all them, in that illustration, that emanation, that effusion of beams of glory, which began not to shine 6000. yeares ago, but 6000. millions of millions ago, had been 6000. millions of millions before that, in those eternall, in those uncreated heavens, shall we see God.

[LXXX, Sermons (23), 1640]

Fr. Lance Mc Adam

The Study has been prepared by Father Lance McAdam

who entered into rest July 14, 2003

May his soul, and the souls of all the departed rest in peace.

And light perpetual shine upon him.

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