Friday, August 23, 2013

(and this is a cloistered heart)

'What a beautiful sight is that of a soul 
who goes about her ordinary duties with calm; 
who enters into the activities of life; 
who shares the joys and sorrows of others, 
while she holds her soul, as it were, in her hands, 
lifted up for the eyes of God to rest upon it!  
She gathers all her forces together.  
She centres all her attention upon God.  
She walks through life simply, but supernaturally. 
These are the souls that scatter
blessings upon the world.  
They are in constant touch with the Master.'

(from In Love With The Divine Outcast, compiled by A Religious, 
Pelligrini, Australia, 1934, pp. 190-191)

Painting: William Adolphe Bouguereau, 
Young Mother Gazing At Her Child, 1871

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