Thursday, August 4, 2011

On Prayer & Sorrows

Albrecht Durer
"Hands of the Apostle"; 1508
My little children, your hearts are small, but prayer stretches them and makes them capable of loving God. Through prayer we receive a foretaste of heaven and something of paradise comes down upon us. Prayer never leaves us without sweetness. It is honey that flows into the soul and makes all things sweet. When we pray properly, sorrows disappear like snow before the sun. (Saint John Vianney)

1 comment:

  1. I have just started reading a little book about this wonderful saint, which is very interesting and inspiring.
    Thank you for posting this quote so we can remember him on his feast day!