Jesus spent forty days in prayer before beginning his public life. He often retired alone and spent the night in silence and prayer.
The fruit of silence is prayer.
The fruit of prayer is faith.
The fruit of faith is love.
The fruit of love is service.
The fruit of service is peace.
Let us provide each other an atmosphere of peace and quiet which will facilitate prayer, work, study, and rest.
“I can’t live without the Eucharist” – dM
Just imagine what life would be without the Eucharist. I don’t think any of us would be here without the Eucharist.
God is the friend of silence. His language is silence.
We need to be alone with God in silence to be renewed and to be transformed. Silence gives us a new outlook on life. In it wer are filled with the energy of God himself that makes us do all things with joy.
Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the higest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. Make sure that nobody pays back wrong fo wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and everyone else.
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.
her profound humility
her lively faith
her blind obedience
her continual mental prayer
her mortification in all things
her surpassing purity
her ardent charity
her heroic patience
her angelic sweetness
her divine wisdom
“…and his mother kept all these things in her heart.”