Wednesday, July 21, 2010



  • Prayers
  • Loyalty
  • Religious observance
  • Origins: Devotion is from the Latin devotio, meaning “zeal.”

    In Literature:

  • From Frithjof Schuon, “Truth and Devotion,” Songs for a Spiritual Traveler (2002):
  • Devotion—a sound, a wondrous word,
    Fragrant with love and holy silence;
    A magic word, whose beauty is enough
    To convince us of the power of Truth.
  • “They . . . had followed honor; and this was sanctified even more in their eyes by the magic word devotion.” —Alphonse de Lamartine, History of the Girondists (1847)
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