Faith is the vital artery of the soul. When we begin to believe, we begin to love. Faith grafts the soul into Christ, as the scion into the stock, and fetches all its nutriment from the blessed Vine.
Herself the solitary scion leftOf a time-honour'd race.lord byron
Mael, a scion of a royal family of Cambria, was sent in his ninth year to the Abbey of Yvern so that he might there study both sacred and profane learning . At the age of fourteen he renounced his patrimony and took a vow to serve the Lord. His time was divided, according to the rule , between the singing of hymns , the study of grammar, and the meditation of eternal truths .anatole france
Herself the solitary scion left Of a time-honour'd race.lord byron