A year ago there came to me, like an echo, a voice from the grilles of Carmel. This voice was clearly addressed to me and I have accepted it; it was a salvific voice from the infinite mercy of God commanding me.
I can only exclaim, “I will sing the mercies of the Lord forever” [Ps 89:1]. The only thing that now remains for me to do is to ask your parental blessing.
Saint Raphael Kalinowski
Letter to his parents, 4 November 1876
Praskiewicz OCD, S 2016, Saint Raphael Kalinowski: An Introduction to his Life and Spirituality, Translated from the Polish by Coonan, T, Griffin, M & Sullivan, L, ICS Publications, Washington DC.
I know what that voice sounds like.
Sometimes it’s subtle, but nonetheless convincing!