The Greatest Contemplative of All Had No Cloister

Little Sister MagdeleineContemplatives in the midst of the world, daring to say that their contemplative life can be lived to the full in the crowded cities or on the highways as well as in a monastery. Some people are surprised at this, but think of Jesus, the greatest contemplative of all, think of his hidden life at Bethlehem and Nazareth, of his public life on the roads. Jesus retired into the desert for only 40 days far from the crowds while he lived 33 years among his people, simply as one of them he was God, that is true but he became man to show us the way.
Little Sister Magdeleine (1898–1989)


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