Quote of the day, 6 June: Hermann Cohen

During the ceremony, nothing affected me much; but at the moment of Benediction, though I was not kneeling like the congregation, I felt something deep within me as if I had found myself. It was like the prodigal son facing himself. I was automatically bowing my head. When I returned the following Friday, the same thing happened; and I thought of becoming a Catholic.

Servant of God Hermann Cohen

Father Augustine-Mary of the Blessed Sacrament, O.C.D.
Letter to Chevalier Charles Asnarez
Excerpt from the story of Cohen’s conversion

Tierney, T  2017,  A Life of Hermann Cohen: From Franz Liszt to John of the CrossBalboa Press,  Bloomington, IN

Featured image: The Corpus Christi Procession in Seville was executed by Seville artist Manuel Cabral y Aguado Bejarano in 1857. This oil on canvas painting comes from the collection of the Museo del Prado in Madrid.

2 thoughts on “Quote of the day, 6 June: Hermann Cohen

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  1. I always liked him. It was attending Mass and witnessing its beauty which led me into my journey home, too.

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