'A flame increases when it is constantly fed.
'So prayer, made often, with the mind dwelling ever more deeply in God, arouses divine love in the heart.
'And the heart, set on fire, will warm all the inner man, will enlighten and teach him..
making him like a flaming seraph, always standing before God within his spirit,
always looking at Him within His mind,
and drawing from this vision the sweetness of spiritual joy.'
Painting: Mönch, 1830s