What does it matter to the soul... whether it feels or does not feel, whether it is in darkness or light, whether it enjoys or does not enjoy.
Acts that formerly helped the soul now hinder it
Think what must have been in the soul of the Virgin
I saw my child so recollected, so earnest
It seemed to me that Jesus Christ was always present at my side
“Virgo fidelis”: that is, Faithful Virgin, “who kept all these things in her heart.” [Lk. 2:19] She remained so little, so recollected in God’s presence, in the seclusion of the temple, that she drew down upon herself the delight of the Holy Trinity: “Because He has looked upon the lowliness of His servant, henceforth all... Continue Reading →
Let us likewise place ourselves in the presence of the Virgin Mary, our model of contemplation, who listened faithfully to God throughout her life. Let us ask her to teach us how to listen to God, to grasp his words, and to live them out. Père Jacques of Jesus, OCD (Lucien Bunel, 1900 - 1945) ... Continue Reading →