Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Cloistered Heart, Illustrated

The video below captures, more than anything I have ever found, The Cloistered Heart as I have 'seen' it. I do not have words for how this video grabs me. When he stands in the midst of the crowd and begins to raise his hands, my heart is raised as well, and I come face to face with the absolute essence of what I have so long 'seen.'

'The Cloistered Heart is a city sort of vision. We must learn to sing the songs of God in a land removed from Him. To sing the Magnificat even as we live the Pieta. Ours are gentle melodies in a land that has forgotten the song...'

No matter where we are, no matter how dense the crowds or chaotic the traffic, in the cloisters of our hearts we can sing. In the cloisters of our hearts we can praise. In the cloisters of our hearts, we can remember the Savior's loving song.

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This is a repost from our archives. It is linked to Theology is a Verb and Reconciled to You for 'It's Worth Revisiting Wednesday.'


  1. WOW! That is such a powerful and wonderful video. Nancy, I was just as touched and breathless when he stands in the midst of the crowd and begins to raise his hands. Thank you very much for sharing it.


    1. Thanks, Sabrina. I've watched it several times just today!

  2. This video is so beautiful! Powerful reminder of Christ's presence in the midst of our lives.
    Thank you! Joan

    1. I'm so glad you like it, Joan. I think I could watch it every single day. Maybe I should!