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Jane de Chantal
“As for prayer, don't burden yourself with making considerations; neither your mind or mine is good at that. Follow your own way of speaking to God sincerely, lovingly, confidently and simply, as your heart dictates.”
“... we must be as satisfied to be powerless, idle and still before God, and dried up and barren when He permits it, as to be full of life, enjoying His presence with ease and devotion. The whole matter of our union with God consists in being content either way.”
“ ... in this valley of tears we must expect much sorrow and little consolation.”
“An evil discovered is half healed.”
“In prayer, more is accomplished by listening than by talking.”
Jane de Chantal, French religious, spiritual director, Roman Catholic saint
(1572 - 1641)
Full name: Jeanne-Françoise Frémiot, Baronne de Chantal.