Ave Maria Meditations
A quiet hidden life is not possible for you in one way, and yet perfectly so in another: by building a solitude in your heart where you can ever live alone with Jesus, letting the noise and worry of life, cares and anxieties of the world, pass over your head like a storm which will never ruffle the peace of your soul.
You will enjoy perfect calm and peace of soul, the requisite condition for a life of union, by keeping Jesus ever with you as a Friend, and remembering that everything happens by His permission and it is in fact His work. Let this principle soak in and it will make you a saint. Apply it to every detail of your life, and you will not be far from what you seek, in fact, slights, annoyances, worries will all disappear since it is not “X”, but Jesus who is trying you in this way.
+Fr. Willie Doyle, S.J