Galadriel

Graphic brilliance in defense of life

Once upon a time, recounts Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles Chaput in his book Render Unto Caesar, there was an English widow with two young sons.  The widow was a Catholic convert who brought the boys up in the faith despite the anger her conversion had engendered in her extended family.  No one remembers the mother, but people very definitely remember one of her sons—JRR Tolkien.

From an essay entitled, "`The Gospel According To J. R. R. Tolkien":

...Despite this apparent absence of Christian religion, Tolkien himself attested to the profound influence that his Catholic Christian faith had on his works of fiction. Late in 1953 Father Robert Murray, a close friend of the Tolkien family, read The Lord of the Rings shortly before it was published, and wrote a letter to Tolkien in which he compared the image of Queen Galadriel to the Virgin Mary. Tolkien wrote back, saying that he agreed that the comparison was apt: ``I think I know exactly what you mean . . . by your references to Our Lady, upon which all my own small perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded. The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision.''

What has all this to do with the title of this post? At the Facebook page of New Yorkers for Life, this text was just posted

"The Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while the Company is true." -- Galadriel
 
We're in the final two months of the 2013 regular legislative session. We renew our commitment to defeat Governor Cuomo's Abortion Expansion Act. It shall not pass! Thank you for being a part of this Company called New Yorkers for Life.

along with this graphic:

Brilliant!

h/t Tom: there are no coincidences and everything happens for a reason  smiley

 

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