A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, November 25, 2005

Friendship with God

"'My opinion is that
prayer is nothing other than

a friendship with God
and in solitude
to converse with Him,
who we know loves us.'
St. Teresa of Jesus

"If one takes this seriously, prayer becomes a way of life - an attitude for life. Thus can one live in the presence of God while working, eating, reading, resting or when doing something else.

"This is the goal of the Carmelite nuns: always to live in the presence of the living God, to be conscious that one's soul is, as Teresa says, the 'castle of the King.'"

from the website of
Karmel "Totus Tuus"
the northernmost Carmel in the world - built in 1998 on the island of Tromsø, Norway