A Daily Quote to Inspire Your Catholic Faith

“Christian joy produces tears because it is qualitatively so like sorrow, because it comes from those places where Joy and Sorrow are at one, reconciled, as selfishness and altruism are lost in Love.”

–J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter to Christopher Tolkien, 8 November 1944

“J.R.R. Tolkien” (detail) | Unknown photo studio commissioned by Tolkien’s students 1925/6 (private communication from Catherine McIlwaine, Tolkien Archivist, Bodleian Library), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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