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Sister Mary

  • For me, meaning is equated with life. What has no meaning has no life.

    • Sister Mary
  • 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.

    • Sister Mary
  • 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.

    • Sister Mary
  • The good news is: everything is a door. / The other good news is: everything is only a door. / There is no bad news.

    • Sister Mary
  • 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.

    • Sister Mary
  • ... 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.

    • Sister Mary
  • [No] fanatic can see the danger inherent to a cause in which reason has abdicated to passion.

    • Sister Mary
  • Love that does not entail some element of recklessness and risk is not love.

    • Sister Mary

Sister Mary, U.S. Carmelite

(1907)

Name: Jeannette X.