Monday, March 28, 2011

Inspiration for Young Women

This is an excerpt from a letter written in August of 2008 by Fr. Gerard J. Beck, SSPX, to the girls who had attended the summer camp where he served as chaplain:

It is so important that you remember always the beauty and importance of noble womanhood, and strive for that ideal in your own life.  Nourish your mind and heart--by what you read, watch, listen to--with what is noble and uplifting, things that will remind you constantly of your goal and push you to make efforts towards it.  Surround yourself, as much as possible, only with what is good, true, and beautiful, and your soul will come to be, little by little, good and true and beautiful itself.

It is not a commplace ideal that I encourage you to strive for, I know.  But as Evelyn Waugh said, "You were born into the wrong age for such gentle ambitions; you must either be much more--or much less."  The world today will not let you be mediocre--you must either strive for true nobility, or be swallowed up by the vulgarity around you.

Be noble-hearted in your efforts then.  "Life cannot blossom unless one has the courage to give what one has in order to become something more."    Give everything you have, that you may blossom into the beautiful and noble woman that God created you to be.

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