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Bernadette Roberts

  • To be forgiven is not enough; we must put an end to the very need to be forgiven.

  • In some ways, all our experiences of God are beyond belief, because all conceptual beliefs pale when compared to the experiential reality.

  • This search for perfection — which is a search for divinity — is nothing more than the failure to accept our existence the way it is.

  • Spiritual life is like a moving sidewalk. Whether you go with it or spend your whole life running against it, you're still going to be taken along.

    • Bernadette Roberts,
    • in Sherry Ruth Anderson and Patricia Hopkins, The Feminine Face of God ()
  • When there is no longer a cyclone, there is no longer an eye. So the storms, crises and sufferings of life are a way of finding the eye.

    • Bernadette Roberts

Bernadette Roberts, U.S. writer, former Carmelite nun/contemplative