Whether he comes as a supplicant, or merely as an obedient servant, or whether he comes to church dressed up in his finest clothes only to show his neighbors how pious he is, in all these cases we are willing to say, "He is worshiping and the rituals and liturgy will ennoble
him--in spite of himself, in spite of everything.
Pope Paul VI, in paragraph 20 of Humanae vitae, under the heading `Possibility of Observing the Divine Law,' after conceding that `the teaching of the Church on birth regulation, which is a promulgation of the divine law, will easily appear to many to be difficult or even impossible to put into practice,' pointed out that the commitment to observe that law `would not be livable without the help of God, who upholds and strengthens the good will of men,' and that `such efforts ennoble
man and are beneficial to the human community' (emphasis added).
Vinteuil, the composer's daughter, in "Combray": precision, understanding, and conviction ennoble
this awkward, later torturedly perverse, girl.
The change, somewhat like exposing part of the belly of the nave -- a spatial move -- conspires to order temporally and ennoble
the procession of both laity and clergy as each chapel, daylit from mysterious sources above, invites repose.
When it comes to war, the film's stance is unequivocal - war does not ennoble
men, it turns them into dogs.
When Balanchine's A Midsummer Night's Dream returned in the final week of the season to ennoble
the repertory, NYCB's 50th anniversary season was dominated by tap shoes and a discarded tutu.
Good design should permeate and ennoble
all our lives, from our most exalted moments to the most everyday.
I take things away that ennoble
me - free jazz, for example.
It is sobering when one realizes how little of a hero's work those who ennoble
the architect actually have seen or experienced.
Over the next few hours they must ensure that their personal ambition does not blind them to the need to similarly ennoble
The money that is pouring in could be put to no better use and would ennoble
the nation for years to come.