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La prière individuelle comblante

La prière individuelle comblante

I am responding to another question from a web user:

8-priere-seule“How can you write that Father Frédéric still speaks to us today through his motivation and his zest for life? (…) Tell us about prayer, the spiritual life, etc., since you seem to believe in it so much.”

This huge question is more like a whole train than a single car. Prayer is being attentive to and filled with the words of the beloved (God).

Happiness is so great that time stops; one day is worth a thousand. (…) Father Frédéric prayed a lot. He understood these words of wisdom: “If you want to smell good, stand near the perfume seller.”

Roland Bonenfant, OFM