Gerard Manley Hopkins on Mystery

”You do not mean by mystery what a Catholic does. You mean an interesting uncertainty: the uncertainty ceasing interest ceases also…. But a Catholic by mystery means an incomprehensible certainty: without certainty, without formulation there is no interest;… the clearer the formulation the greater the interest.”

from a letter to Robert Bridges, October 24 1883.


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