July 20, 2009

L'Osservatore on Oscar Wilde

On Oscar Wilde, via Dylan.
Monda also noted how Dublin-born Wilde had said that 'Catholicism was the only religion to die in' and also recalled his little remembered audience with Pope Pius IX in 1877.

Before the meeting with the Pope, Protestant-born Wilde had said to a friend: 'To go over to Rome would be to sacrifice and give up my two great Gods: Money and Ambition.'

But the audience is believed to have paved the way for his eventual conversion, especially after the Pope told him to 'undertake a journey through life which would take him to the City of God.'

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