Quotes for the Day

All the way to heaven is heaven.

— Catherine of Siena, as quoted in New Monasticism by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

You are as holy as you want to be.

—Jan van Ruusbroec, as quoted in Ruusbroec and His Mysticism by Paul Verdeyen

God never grants mystical wisdom without love.

— John of the Cross, The Dark Night of the Soul

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

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