Religion: GEORGE SANTAYANA: 1863-1952

In his room last week at a hospital run by the Blue Sisters in Rome, George Santayana died in his sleep. He was 88, and had lived to become one of the great names of the century. His last illness was brief. Though he had lived among the nuns for eleven years, with characteristic ambiguity Santayana never officially returned to the Roman Catholic Church in which he was baptized; he did not receive the Sacraments on his deathbed. His body was taken to a chapel in Rome's Catholic Verano Cemetery, and left there without...

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