New Monasticism

“At the Last Judgement I shall not be asked whether I was successful in my ascetic exercises, how many bows and prostrations I made [in the course of prayer].  I shall be asked, Did I feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and the prisoners.  That is all I shall be asked.  About every poor, hungry and imprisoned person the Savior says ‘I’: ‘I was hungry and thirsty, I was sick and in prison’.  To think that He puts an equal sign between Himself and anyone in need… I always knew it, but now it has somehow penetrated my sinews.  It fills me with awe.” St. Mother Maria of Paris

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  1. Hi Fr. Peter! What is the reference for this quotation from Mother Maria? I'd like to see more and possibly quote it in something I'm working on. Thanks.

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