Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Importance of Prayer

Today I came across the following passage in In Conversation with God, by Fr. Francis Fernandez, which once again prompted me to give thanks to God for the many consecrated religious throughout the world supporting the Church, and each of us individually as members of the Body of Christ, through the very imporant work of prayer. Isn't it amazing to think of it. . . somewhere in this world at this very moment people whom I have never met are supporting me (and you. . . and all of us. . .) in prayer!

"It has been said that those who truly pray are like columns of the world, the props and supports without which everything would collapse. Saint John of the Cross beautifully taught that even if it seems that nothing is happening, a little of this pure love is more precious before God and the soul, and does greater good for the Church, than all the other works put together, works that are worth little or nothing put together."

If you're thinking that picture looks familiar it's because when I searched "cloistered nuns" to find a picture to go with this post, this picture from Moniales (the Dominican Nuns from Summit, NJ) came up! Thanks for the prayers sisters! :-)