notes & quotes Directory

"Convert your thoughts into prayer. As we are involved in unceasing thinking, so we are called to unceasing prayer." –Henri Nouwen
"Without solitude it is virtually impossible..."
"Prayer is not what is done by us, but rather what is done by the Holy Spirit in us.” —Henri Nouwen
"Listening is much more than allowing another to talk while waiting for a chance to respond...."
"To listen is very hard, because it asks of us so much interior stability that we no longer need to prove ourselves by speeches, arguments, statements, or declarations..."
"I am deeply convinced that the necessity of prayer, and to pray unceasingly, is not as much based on our desire for God as on God's desire for us. It is God's passionate pursuit of us that calls us to prayer."—Henri Nouwen