Patiently, from Seeds to Strong Plants


The word patience comes from the Latin verb “patior” which means “to suffer”. Waiting patiently is suffering through the present moment, tasting it to the full, and letting the seeds that are sown in the ground on which we stand grow into strong plants.

HENRI NOUWEN, Bread for the Journey

A Liberdade da Libertação


Foi para a liberdade que Cristo nos libertou. Permanecei, pois, firmes, e não vos sujeiteis outra vez ao jugo da escravidão.

Gal 5,1

The Beginning of Love


The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

THOMAS MERTON, OCSO, No Man Is an Island

Santa Joana de Aveiro