Great Throughts Treasury

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Alan William Smolowe who gave birth to the creation of this database.

Aelred Graham

British Benedictine Monk and Author

"Truth is not for or against anything; truth simply is."

"Without the worship of the heart liturgical prayer becomes a matter of formal routine; its technically finished performance may give aesthetic pleasure, but the spirit has gone out from it."

"Where religion goes wrong it is because, in one form or another, men have made the mistake of trying to turn to God without turning away from self."

"The spiritual history of man, as seen by God, is not one of progress but of recover, or redemption."

"When thinking of sinners we shall never go wrong to include ourselves."