3: The Law of Proportion

June 18, 2015

St. Peter

Statue of St. Peter in Rome

Holy Writ tells us that all things were created by God with number, weight, and measure. In effect, we see that nature, movement, and mass are proportional in all bodies.

An immense, most rich and beautiful organization, the Catholic Church is personified, par excellance, in the person of the Pope.

Tyrolean pilgrims by Alois Schönn

Tyrolean pilgrims by Alois Schönn

But, at the same time, it is touching that the Catholic Church is also personified by a humble village priest. This personification is more proportional to the people of the country, on par with their souls, and neither intimidates nor constrains them. In these village priests exists a kind of small edition of the Priesthood of Our Lord, more proportional to that people which is also small.

A family enjoying their breakfast with a samovar.

A family enjoying their breakfast with a samovar.

Proportion can be contemplated even in relation to beverages. Alongside the most refined wines, there exist good popular beverages, made precisely for the lesser people.


O Universo é uma Catedral: Excertos do pensamento de Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira recolhidos por Leo Daniele, Edições Brasil de Amanhã, São Paulo, 1997

[Nobility.org Translation]


1: of the Laws of Unity

2: The Law of Harmonic Transition

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