The Peace of Christ and Our Cosmic Battle

 The Beinecke Rare Books library at Yale surprisingly has Thomas More’s original breviary, the one book he was allowed during his imprisonment in the Tower of London.  I was able to see it one April, and remember staring at Thomas’ own handwriting shining out his last prayer between the margins, and feeling how close he was, and also how distant.  At the end of the breviary, as the date of his death marched nearer, only the word “demones” appeared over and over again, scratched amidst the wor … [Read more...]