Thursday, February 5, 2015

And the Cloistered Heart is...

"The heart,” says the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “is the dwelling place where I am, where I live... the heart is the place 'to which I withdraw.'  The heart is our hidden center,  beyond the grasp of our reason and of others; only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully. (Catechism  #2563)

“Always remember," wrote St. Francis de Sales, "to retire at various times into the solitude of your own heart even while outwardly engaged in discussions or transactions with others.  This mental solitude cannot be violated by the many people who surround you since they are not standing around your heart but only around your body.  Your heart remains alone in the presence of God.”

I don't know about you, but I need constant reminders of what it is I am trying to live. So we'll have just a few more days of "back-to-the-most-basic" cloistered heart ideas.

To our e-mail subscribers: this post contains a video, which can be seen by going to the blog itself. Can you guess what video that might be? (again?)  Surprise!!


  1. Beautiful! I needed this reminder as well to withdraw into my heart and the presence of God. Loved the wonderful music video. God Bless

    1. I watch this video often, as it absolutely captures my personal way of seeing the cloistered heart...right smack dab in the midst of the bustling city.

      Thank you!


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