“A cloistered life among men may cover the whole earth with its activity, if it is a life of worship, while the conqueror, the statesmen, or the man of letters have at most but a circle which they only influence partially, and in which their influence is but one of many influences. Worship alone is power, intellectual power and moral power, the power of worldwide change and all beneficent revolution.
We not only learn this lesson from the life of confinement, which the Incarnate Word led in Mary’s (Womb), but it is that life which gives our life power to become universal like itself.”
Father F.W. Faber, (1814-1863) Bethlehem
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