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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "The Window"

“The Window”: what nearly everything Vermeer paints seems to body forth – mysteriously – is the essential nature of Light.  Outside (where the Impressionists sought for It), It can’t be truly seen; It is diffuse and only Its effects are visible.   111 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "Validate His Joy"

The immense, unfelt joy of Jesus to know that what came to Him as agony was bringing all His fellows into the Father’s arms.  And that is what we must live to validate that joy of His: we must not make His passion appear wasted.   57 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "He must empty so as to fill"

I can’t find the right words, but what I want to say is: God is always coming to us, as totally as we can receive Him, but from every side.   168 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "Whoever has been as lonely as Jesus?"

How strange that you too should have been drawn to the image of the Entry into Jerusalem!  It has been in my mind these past days in these two aspects: that for most, their enthusiastic acclamation of Jesus as Messiah disguises from them their repudiation of what messiahship means.   216 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "He will not let you have any God but Himself"

I am writing again, because I’m not quite sure if my last letter was any good to you.  My dear, I do believe all you say about your state, and I both compassionate and congratulate you – in the Latin sense, suffer with you and rejoice with you.   418 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: A blazing surge of hope and gratitude

I was so glad to hear from you, and nothing in your letter was unexpected: you have been much on my heart these last weeks.  I knew you were intensely wretched, but felt I should wait until you yourself had found the ability to set it down.   267 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: See nothing but only Jesus

I was going to say: open your heart ever more totally to the Suffering Servant, and I do still say that, but in the cramped confines of a letter, it could sound over-precise.   98 more words

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