Friday, May 9, 2014

St. Paul of the Cross's Monastic Heart


'Build an oratory within yourself, and there have Jesus on the altar of your heart. Speak to Him often while you are doing your work.  Rest tranquilly in the loving Heart of our dear Savior; do not lose peace, even though the world turn upside down.'

'Faith tells us that our heart is a Sanctuary, because it is the Temple of God, the dwelling-place of the Holy Trinity.  Let us often visit this Sanctuary, and see that the lamps are alight - that is to say, Faith, Hope and Charity - and frequently stir up our faith when we are studying, working, or eating, when we go to bed, and when we rise, and make aspirations to God.'

St. Paul of the Cross

                                                            Painting:  Evert Toert Pieters Näheri,in US public domain due to age                   

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