Sunday, June 30, 2013
The Scent of Contemplation
"After having drawn a great number of different affections from the various considerations of which our meditations are composed, we then unite the virtue of all these affections, and this union of their powers brings forth a certain quintessence of affection, more active and powerful than all the others from which it proceeds. While it is only one, it includes the virtues and properties of all the others, and is called contemplative affection."
St. Francis de Sales, Treatise on the Love of God
Painting by Carl Spitzweg