13 August 2007

Ponderables from the Poverello

When a servant of God receives a divine visitation in prayer, he should say: ‘Lord, you have sent this consolation from heaven to me an unworthy sinner and I entrust it to your keeping because I feel that I am a robber of your treasure.’ When he returns from his prayer, he should show himself as a poor man and a sinner, as if he had obtained no new grace.

– St. Francis in St. Bonaventure, The Life of St. Francis 10.4.

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