Saturday, July 17, 2021

Pray In Your Interior Chapel

 Interior Chapel

When Saint Catherine of Sienna was deprived by her parents of any place or time for prayer and meditation, Our Lord inspired her with the thought of  making a little interior chapel in her mind, into which she could retire in heart, and enjoy a holy solitude amid her outward duties.

And henceforward, when the world assaulted her, she was able to be indifferent, because, she said, she could retire within her secret chapel, and find comfort with her Heavenly Bridegroom.

She later counselled her spiritual daughters to make a retirement within their heart, in which to dwell.

In the same manner let your heart withdraw to an inward retirement, where, apart from all men, you can lay it bare, face to face with God.

-Written by Saint Francis de Sales (Wiki entry

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