Solitude

Daily Catholic Quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

“We too are called to withdraw at certain intervals into deeper silence and aloneness with God… to be alone with Him — not with our books, thoughts, and memories but completely stripped of everything — to dwell lovingly in His presence, silent, empty, expectant, and motionless. We cannot find God in noise or agitation.” (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, In the Heart […]

Solitude and Carmelite Spirituality

“Solitude is not an empty space, a void; it is an encounter with the God who loves us…” Dear Sister, What aspect of Carmelite Spirituality do you find most helpful for your prayer? Dear Friend, The short answer to your question is solitude. Here is the longer answer… Since all prayer begins with adoration, the environment surrounding my prayer must […]

What aspect of Carmelite Spirituality do you find most helpful for your prayer?

Ask a Carmelite Sister… Question: Dear Sister, What aspect of Carmelite Spirituality do you find most helpful for your prayer? Answer: The short answer to your question is solitude. Here is the longer answer… Since all prayer begins with adoration, the environment surrounding my prayer must be one of solitude where my faith is rekindled as I seek Him whom […]

How the Sea Can Help You Pray

Everyone living today in America in or near a city has a desperate need for the three S’s: silence, solitude, and slowing down—both for psychological sanity and for prayer. 1. Silence. Kierkegaard, the great nineteenth century Danish Christian philosopher, spoke often of silence. Almost the last thing he ever wrote was about silence. He said: “If I were a physician, […]