Frederick of Regensburg, O.S.A.

November 29

“Are we, perhaps, continually prostrated on our knees with our hands raised that you ask us to pray without ceasing? If such is asked of us in telling us thus to pray, I feel we cannot pray without ceasing. There is, then, another class of interior prayer, and this is desire … If you do not wish to break off your prayer, do not interrupt your desire. Your continual desire is the continual voice of your heart. Be silent and you will cease to love. Coldness of charity is the silence of the heart and fire of love is the clamor of the heart.”

Exposition on the Psalms 37, 14