All day and every day we try to preserve a spirit of silence and retirement in order to be attentive to God’s spirit and his holy Word. If we are not retiring by temperament, we must learn to sanctify our inclinations. Besides, no matter how much we may love silence and solitude, we must still sanctify it, clinging to Jesus and to what He wants for us, so that more and more the creative energy of God breaks out into the whole world through us, in so far as we become instruments of his peace.

“Deep in Christ, I pray you know
The power he can give!
May your hidden self grow strong
And may you live,
Strong in faith and built on love
Until you know
How high and long, how deep and wide
The fullness of God”.