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Blinding Light

I think it’s fair to say that I have no small interest in the history of Catholic spirituality, primarily in the West but also in the East. 494 more words

Thoughts And Writings

Dear Souls Who Seek Security and Consolation...

Dear souls that seek to walk in security and comfort in spiritual things: If you knew just how necessary it is to suffer and to endure in order to reach such a lofty state of security and consolation… then you would in no way seek consolation, either from God or from creatures, but would rather bear the cross and, having embraced it, would desire to drink pure vinegar and gall, and would count this a great happiness.
Saint John of the Cross


The Road

If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.

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To reach satisfaction in all
desire its possession in nothing,
To come to the knowledge of all
desire the knowledge of nothing.
To come to possess all…

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Contemplation and Trinity Sunday

Today is, in the Latin calendar, Trinity Sunday. This is a mystery which we repeat, at least verbally, with every In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 406 more words

Passio Divinorum

To Love Is...

To love is to labour to detach ourselves and strip ourselves, for God’s sake, of all that is not God.
Saint John of the Cross


The Living Flame

An inaugural post shouldn’t be sad, but I’m not going to pretend that the idea of being thousands of miles apart from my boyfriend for an undefined period of time is a nice one. 873 more words