“The contemplative, freeing himself of the painful burden of his own being, opens out to the experience of nothingness, through which the high and holy wholeness of God reveals itself.”

Anonymous English monk of the 14th century, "The Cloud of Unknowing"

“When you shall be one with the divine love, then your flesh will reflect as a mirror the inner radiance of your soul.”

ST. JOHN CLIMACUS, “Stairway to Paradise"