"Everything is transitory except
the word of God, which is eternaland the word of God reveals itself in the creation
(Walker, 1989, 544)
"Jesus Christ on the cross," a yearning longing after the cross,--this was ever
my true inner calling; I have felt it in my innermost heart ever since my seventeenth
year...In spite of the transgressions and errors which I have committed, and for which I I
feel sincere repentance and contrition, the holy light of the Cross has never entirely
withdrawn from me. At times indeed the refulgence of this Divine light has overflowed my
entire soul. I thank God for this, and shall die with my soul fixed upon the Cross, our
redemption and our highest bliss.
(La Mara, 1968, 439)
A. Franz Liszt. New York: Cornell University Press, 1989.
Mara. Letters of Franz Liszt. New York: Haskell House Publishers, 1968.