Quote of the Day

“I await all from God. For from me to him, it seems that all bridges are cut. But not from him to me. I cannot even direct, be it even a most general and indeterminate way, my thought in silent prayer. Direction and light from God alone. Then the soul subtly perceives the absolute divine transcendence. Infusion of the divine light, incomprehensible and unspeakable light, but which is the very one which the soul desires, to which it aspires, for which it thirsts. Vivifying and insensible light, at the highest point of the spirit. In this prayer the soul feels a radical distaste for its own impulses, its preferences, its desires, its sensibilities, its comprehensions. It is entirely open to God and breathes in the incomprehensible light that comes from it. It reposes in the unknown will of God and lives on a wholly spiritual love. All this reassuring darkness, insensible light, incomprehensible communion. The soul reposes more securely in this darkness than it did in the previous illuminations induced by some creature, image, symbol or sentiment. It seems to it that it subsists on the sole will of God.”
-Raissa Maritain
Raissa’s Journal
Presented by Jacques Maritain
[Albany, NY: Magi Books, Inc., 1974]


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