Credos Quips Author:Virginia Cary Hudson Virginia's new book,......establishes beyond doubt her right to ....the heart of the American public. She has written what she believes, her views of religion made special by a certain irrepressible goodness that works on readers like a hallowed home remedy. — Her magic? She speaks of three of the Christian creeds and their origins. — She speaks ... more »of prayer, and includes the prayers of St. Francis of Assisi, Mary Stuart, and George Washington. She knows, as well, practical prayers her ancestors brought to America from Europe, such as :A prayer for fools," "A prayer upon taking a physic," and "Ejaculations during childbirth."
When Virginia speaks of Lent, she recalls the custom of creeping to and kissing the cross on Good Friday, and she reminds us that Henry VIII made it mandatory in England. Her comment:
"If this Old Brother had confined his creeping and his kissing within the church, with only spiritual intent, the quillotine would have severed fewer heads from off their fair necks."
Her discussion of the Bible, the meaning of the Palms, and The Four Questions are more enlivening than theoloically accurate, but her occasional embellishment never destroys her spiritual intent. She was delightfully devout, and this book is a testament to the goodness that permeated her life and, through her books, is becoming part of ours.« less