By R. Fleischmann
Canon Sheehan's writings supply worthy perception into Ireland's tough strategy of cultural reconstruction after independence. This astute observer of Irish society used to be pessimistic in regards to the way forward for faith. although himself a guy of ecu tradition, he made a case for isolationism to develop into fact below the loose kingdom. it's a case which this present day is well scorned - yet his paintings permits us to appreciate why it will probably command such help, and to understand its relative old justification.
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I think I mentioned to you that I felt my greatest want to be some intercourse with minds whose ideas would act as a stimulant to thought, by casting new lights on old subjects. And, although we agreed to differ on many points, it was very refreshing to me to be brought face to face with original thinking on the subjects that are of deepest interest to myself. 62 The bond of respect and affection which is evident in these letters allowed him to give the judge occasional glimpses of the loneliness of his life.
Relentless logic, with its formidable chevaux-de-frise of syllogisms, Introduction 21 propositions, scholia; metaphysics, sublime, but hardened into slabs of theories, congealed in mediaeval Latin; Physics, embracing a course that would have appalled a young Newton or Kepler; and then the vast shadow of four years' Divinity towering above and over-shadowing all. The Graces were nowhere! 40 But then a new professor of literature came: To us, young hero-worshippers, sick and tired of logic-chopping, and the awful dullness of the morning classes, he came as a herald of light and leading.
The girls were sent to a convent boarding school, and both later entered the Convent of Mercy in Mallow: the younger sister died before the end of her novitiate, the elder after three years service as a teacher. Patrick Sheehan was to suffer from poor health all his life. 39 His examination results at the preparatory college were so good that there was a possibility of his being sent to the Irish College in Rome; but, to his intense disappointment, Maynooth was chosen as his seminary: I think it was on the 25th August 1869, I passed through the Sphinxguarded gates of Maynooth College, ...
Catholic Nationalism in the Irish Revival: A Study of Canon Sheehan, 1852–1913 by R. Fleischmann