Poet Jessica Powers ponders the first stanza of Saint John of the Cross's poem, "The Dark Night". She asks, "How does one hush one's house?..."
The Gospel spoke today about the love of enemies, that ability to reach out to those who persecute. Titus had that opportunity and lived it out so well. He had the ability to say, “You must love him, but perhaps not all the time, not all day, not at each moment.”
From the beginning of the Interior Castle, St. Teresa of Avila explains what it would mean for this "beautiful castle... to fall into mortal sin; there's no darker darkness nor anything more obscure and black...."
Virtue always inspires love, and I hope in His Majesty that those living in this house will with the help of God always be virtuous
"My God, beloved Father, with my Christ, I place my soul in your hands whenever you please. Fiat! But have mercy." A prayer written by Sr. Jeanne-Marie-Ange, OCD (13 Jan 1895 - 24 Oct 1921)
Yesterday, Lord, it was you I was looking for in the people of my own flesh and blood in those who loved me Today, Lord, it is you who I have found in strangers, in foreigners in those who do not love me
I have understood that what most keeps me from God is my pride. From now on I desire and propose to be humble.
From now on they will form but one heart and one soul, without showing distinction of persons, and without leaving any of their brothers out, under any pretext.
Love cannot possibly be content with remaining always the same
It is our anxiety that creates our needs. Cast your care on the Lord, daughter
Your guardian angel always enlightens your reason