A Daily Quote to Inspire Your Catholic Faith

I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: someone has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.

– J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Book VI, Chapter 9, Frodo to Sam

“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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