In order to hear God, people should stand firm and be detached
To be taken with love for a soul, God does not look on its greatness, but on the greatness of its humility.
We will be able to commune with God through abandonment
Who are you, sweet light, that fills me
How do you experience the light and darkness of God in your life?
A inspirational quote from Blessed Titus Brandsma (1881-1942)
Remembering Edith Stein's Confirmation on Candlemas, 1922
The Carmelite often sees herself surrounded by darkness that hides her Beloved. She sees herself rejected and unprotected. Is it possible that there is any greater suffering for a soul who has abandoned all to follow the God she loves than to see herself alone without Him? St Teresa of the Andes The Writings of... Continue Reading →
Dark Night of the Soul performed by Central Washington University Chamber Choir, accompanied by the composer, Ola Gjeilo
St. John of the Cross gives a reason for dryness in our prayer
Remembering the 440th anniversary of St. John of the Cross' nighttime escape from his prison cell in the Toledo
One understands that only the dying of the sensory being is felt and nothing is experienced of the beginning of the new life that is concealed beneath it.
"God darkens all this light and closes the door... now he leaves them in such darkness that they do not know which way to turn in their discursive imaginings.”
Perceiving events, discerning their causes and effects through divine revelation is God's gift to the prophets
Whoever seeks God and nothing else is not wandering in darkness no matter how dark and poor you think you are.
"She is Mother to us all in the order of grace"