Saturday, October 24, 2015

Contemplative Life, A Definition

Leon Bloy
"The Absolute is a journey without homecomings, and that is why those who start on it have so few companions.
"Think of it! Always to want the same thing, always to go in the same direction, to walk night and day, without even once veering to the right or to left, and – were it only for an instant – to conceive the whole of life, all thoughts, all feelings, all acts down to the least heartbeat, as the perpetual working out an initial decree of the all-powerful Will."
Pilgrim of the Absolute
(See also: "The Pope Who Quotes Leon Bloy")
 

(Quoted in Magnificat, October 2015, page 170)


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