“The stillness of prayer is the most essential condition for fruitful action.
Before all else, the disciple kneels down.”
St. Gianna Molla
(a new season’s little figs to be / Julie Cook / 2020)
Man not only should possess the fruits of the earth, but also the very soil,
inasmuch as from the produce of the earth he has to lay by provision for the future.
Nature must have given to man a source that is stable and remaining always with him.
And this stable condition of things he finds solely in the earth and its fruits.
Pope Leo XIII
from Rerum Novarum