Friday, June 20, 2014

I Run to the Fountain


'O Lord, I run to the spring; I desire the source of the water. 
In You is the fountain of life, an inexhaustible source; 
in Your light there is a light which will never be darkened... 
Seeing this light, my eye grows keener.  
Drinking from this fountain, 
my inner thirst becomes more acute. 
I run to the fountain, 
panting for its water..... 
I run like a deer...'

St. Augustine

Painting:  Walter Moras, in US public domain due to age (PD-US)

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  1. Oh to be able to express oneself so well!
    I love those green moss covered rocks.

    :) Hope

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    1. I've found a number of "atmospheric" paintings by this artist. And St. Augustine was pretty amazing :) !

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  2. Beautiful painting, beautiful words.

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  3. Oh amen! Let's run together..always! xx

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    1. Amen, Trish. To Jesus, the Fountain :) !

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  4. Love this. I also wanted to let you know I just finished a retreat at a monastery and your posts on the choir stall sure spoke to me! I loved every minute there. Even the 4 am vigils! What a gift! It has been a long time. God bless!

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    1. 4 am vigils! I'm sure those are particularly awe inspiring. The two monasteries I've retreated at are ones where they do not have that.... they begin their day around 6. But being able to pray in choir stalls with the nuns, all throughout the day, has been such a memorable privilege. Thank you, Colleen!

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  5. Just found your beautiful blog. I can't help but be inspired by your wonderful quotes and photos. God bless, dear!

    ♥ samantha
    www.heavenly-aspirations.blogspot.com

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  6. I agree... let's run.... Your post refreshes me.

    Brenda
    oxo

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    1. Thank you, Brenda. On this hot summer day, I'm ready to plunge right into the painting. And even more into the Living Spring. Let's go!

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