the mystery of a dedicated life

prayer is the peculiarly human response to the fact of this endless mystery of bliss and brutality, impersonal might and lyric intimacy that composes our experience of life.

prayer is the habit of wonder.

:: Patricia Hampl in Virgin Time ::

(part three of this book describes a silent retreat at the Cistercian Redwoods Monastery.  don’t miss the chapter talks listed under the vocations blog.)