The Only Way is Detachment

Charles JournetOne cannot go towards things other than in looking beyond them. That is the only way to make way towards the things that are bitter, just as it is the only way to make way towards those that are sweet.
Charles Cardinal Journet (18911975)


Belief Unchanged, Except to Say Deepened

Charles JournetThose great contemplatives are placed in that deep sea in which it seems as if nothing is any longer distinct, in the “cloud of unknowing”… And when once again they return to the surface, what do they find? When the sun begins to shine, the stars disappear: they find once again the formulas of the Credo, and they find them coloured by their entry into the dark night of God; and they love them all the more. They do not get rid of these formulas or throw them away. They find them vaster and more profound, and they want to drink of them to the very end.
Charles Cardinal Journet (18911975)