A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
|A Prayer Diary||
Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Taking on the mystery is acknowledging that we cannot name the mystery, though we try; we cannot claim the mystery, though we do.
Robert Raines, A Time to Live: Seven Tasks of Creative Aging
Be gentle to the weak, firm to the stubborn, steadfast to the proud, humble to the lowly.
Cloister at San Giovanni in Laterano
In the quiet of solitude, we are reacquainted with our thirst for God.
Kim Thomas, in Simplicity: Finding Peace by Uncluttering Your Life
Fontana dei Fiumi and Sant'Agnese in Agone, Piazza Navona
Life is not the number of breaths one takes, but the number of breaths one does not take upon seeing mountains, forests and buildings. Anonymous
For in their hearts doth Nature
stir them so
Then people long on pilgrimage
And palmers to be seeking
To distant shrines renowned in
Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tale