Yes, there is a theme connecting these disparate snapshots, if you read the whatnot!
Searching for a quote today I found something in an old journal from Carlo Carretto (1910-1988), a member of the Little Brothers of Jesus who served in the Algerian Sahara as a desert contemplative in the spirit of Charles de Foucauld and Saint Francis of Assisi. Carlo Carretto’s spiritual writings have impacted my life for many years. May his prayerful insights help prepare our hearts for the Easter Triduum.
“The path of prayer… is now a glorious path through the meadows, now a peaceful country road with no obstacles where we can abandon ourselves to quiet thought, now a rough mule-track winding up the mountains, now a way over the bare rocks on the summit. Sometimes it’s like a city street full of noise and distractions, at others it follows the water off the streets into underground drains and so to the river or sea, carrying with it the rubbish and filth of life.
But it is always prayer.” Carlo Carretto, from God’s Name is Love
Virginia : )