Wednesday, September 09, 2009

"Our Silence Cries Out"

Quote of the day (second of two on prayer):

"True prayer is found not in the sound of the voice, but in the desire of the heart. Not our words, but our desires give power and meaning to our prayers. If we ask for eternal life with our lips without desiring it from the bottom of our hearts, our cry is silence. If without speaking, we desire it from the bottom of our heart, our silence cries out."

-- Saint Bonaventure, also quoted by Fr. Flavian Walsh, O.F.M., in a pamphlet published by the Franciscan Friars' Holy Name Province.

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Fran said...


Adoro said...

Thanks. I needed that reminder this morning. Desperately.