Prayer from within the Heart

Posted by Murray Bodo, OFM on Jun 10, 2018 5:00:00 AM

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I wondered why Francis did not pray on the mountaintop contemplating this awesome panoply below, but instead prayed in the mountain, inside, within? It was, I concluded, because that was where the treasure was buried, beneath the surface of the mountain. And as beautiful as all of nature was, it couldn’t really be seen, except with eyes in-Spirited by the journey into the dark cave whose lack of an external light source, somehow facilitated another light that, like the light of a medieval miniature illumination, began to glow from within.

—from Enter Assisi: An Invitation to Franciscan Spirituality

Enter Assisi

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