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Carlo Carretto: Prayer Never Ends

Carlo Carretto (1910-1988)

Carlo Carretto (1910-1988)

Prayer is the sum of our relationship with God.

We are what we pray.

The degree of our faith is the degree of our prayer. The strength of our hope is the strength of our prayer. The warmth of our charity is the warmth of our prayer. No more nor less.

Our prayer has had a beginning because we have had a beginning. But it will have no end. It will accompany us into eternity and will be completed in our contemplation of God, when we join in the harmony of heaven and are ‘filled with the flood of God’s delights.’ The story of our earthly-heavenly life will be the story of our prayer.

— Carlo Carretto, Letters from the Desert.


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  1. William Doubblestein November 20, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    Carretto is one of my favorite Contemplatives you have reminded me of Why. Thanks.

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