I am indeed content with the trust you have in God; I hope he will increase it more and more. We cannot have too much trust in so good and faithful a friend, who will never fail us in this world or the next.
Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, O.C.D.
Letter 10 to a woman (excerpt)
29 October 1689
Lawrence of the Resurrection, B; De Meester, C 1994, Writings and Conversations on the Practice of the Presence of God, translated from the French by Salvatore Sciurba, OCD, ICS Publications, Washington DC.
Featured image: Kloosterkeuken (Cloister kitchen) is a drypoint etching print on paper by Austrian photographer and engraver Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870–1928). This charming print was executed in 1908 and signed by Schmutzer himself. If you don’t recognize this etching, you might recognize Schmutzer’s photos of world-famous subjects from the early 20th century.