Friday, November 05, 2004

Our supreme quest and goal

"is to find God in solitude and silence.

"There, indeed, as a man with his friend,
do the Lord and his servant often speak together;
there is the faithful soul
frequently united with the Word of God;
there is the bride
made one with her Spouse;
there is earth joined to heaven,
the divine to the human.

"Commonly, however, the journey is long,
and the way dry and barren,
that must be traveled
to attain the fount of living water."
Statutes of the Carthusian Order, Book 2, Chapter 12, number 1