Monday, September 2, 2013

The One Sure Cloister

                            'The one sure cloister is the cloister of the heart,
                            where Jesus and the soul live their love-life together, 
                            untroubled and undisturbed by all the riot and tumult of the world.
                            With every movement of memory, mind, and imagination stilled, 
                            every desire quelled, there in the silent cloister of the heart,
                            the soul is flooded with the calm tranquil peace of perfect love...' 
                            'The outward cloister matters little; the inward cloister matters much.'

(from "Listening to the Indwelling Presence," compiled by a Religious, Pellegrini, Australia, 1940)