George John Illion (1894-1932)

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Cardinal Mercier
20.25" x 27.5"
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Cardinal Mercier (1851-1926), Belgium's voice of moral authority, internationally recognized as a beacon of hope and courage. Founded a school of philosophy: L'Institut Superieur de Philosophie. Also popularized neo-Thomistic thought for 20th century.
When the Germans swept over Belgium one heroic man stood out above the terrible flood unswerving, brave and serene- Cardinal Mercier of Malines. His pastorate included 800 parishes in the heart of the stricken country. His influence helped American lift the naval blockade long enough to feed the hungry.
The more the world learns of Cardinal Mercier, the higher it places him among the very few superior men who have been developed in this world war.