"So I will go to the altar of God [Ps. 43:4]. Here it is not a question of my minute, petty affairs, but of the great offering of reconciliation. I may participate in that, purify myself and be made happy, and lay myself with all my doings and troubles along with the sacrifice on the altar. And when the Lord comes to me then in Holy Communion, then I may ask him, "Lord, what do you want of me?" (St. Teresa) And after quiet dialogue, I will go to that which I see as my next duty."
- St. Edith Stein, "Ways to Interior Silence", from Edith Stein: The Life of a Philosopher and Carmelite, ICS Publications.
Photo: Chapelle St. Joseph, Le Mans, France.