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“For me, meaning is equated with life. What has no meaning has no life.”
“It is difficult for me to write about the spiritual life. I don't think I know what that means; or rather, by the time I think I understand it, it isn't spiritual any more. ”
“We don't think often enough or realize deeply enough what a marvelously liberating thing prayer is. It's the rainbow bridge to heaven that we can walk on any time and all the time. It is more than a bridge. A bridge spans a distance that remains always the same. But prayer lessens the distance — until there is no distance.”
“The good news is: everything is a door. / The other good news is: everything is only a door. / There is no bad news.”
“Catholics and Protestants have often reminded me that their friends and relatives too had suffered in the death camps. But it is one thing to die for a conviction and quite another to be slaughtered for existing.”
“... in Jesus all my longings had come to rest. In him there were no limits, no obstacles. In him I had found an ocean of love and acceptance — a home forever. ... in him I know who I am.”
“[No] fanatic can see the danger inherent to a cause in which reason has abdicated to passion.”
“Love that does not entail some element of recklessness and risk is not love.”
Sister Mary, U.S. Carmelite
Name: Jeannette X.