Seeds of contemplation on the beauty of the desert on the eve of Lent. . . .
* “I will allure her into the desert and speak to her heart.” Hosea 2:16
* “In silence and hope will your strength be.” Isaiah 30:15
* “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
* “Make of yourself a capacity and I will make of myself a torrent.” — Words of Christ to Blessed Angela of Foligno
* ” She lived in solitude, and now in solitude has built her nest; and in solitude he guides her, he alone, who also bears in solitude the wounds of love.” — St. John of the Cross
* “Solitude is not emptiness for we are walking toward an oasis where someone we love is waiting.” — St. Therese of Lisieux