Whenever God closes a window, God opens a flight of stairs with a door at the top… or more stairs. — 11-year old daughter of friends

 

“I must force my loose mind into its overalls and get going.” — journal of Flannery O’Connor, February 2, 1944

 

Most of us from the west prefer to be alone so that we can do what we want to do without interference. The people of Saint Benedict’s time are entirely different. They want to live together and to be part of a group. We want to live alone and be responsible for no one.

— Abbott Philip Lawrence, OSB