SOLITUDE: "In solitude we become compassionate people, deeply aware of our solidarity in brokenness with all of humanity and ready to reach out to anyone in need..."
SILENCE: "Silence first makes us pilgrims. Secondly, silence guards the fire within. Thirdly, silence teaches us how to speak.."
PRAYER: "Prayer, when we are faithful to it and practice it at regular times, slowly leads us to an experience of rest and opens us to God's active presence.."
"In these increasingly more sound-polluted and
frenetic years, Henri Nouwen's simple
words about the prayer of the heart will be helpful
for all who seek to turn from the complex
wiles of the world to the simplicity of the love of God." - Madeleine L'Engle