Since 1990-ish, I've embraced a vocation within a vocation to live as a "cloistered heart" in the midst of family life. Articles on the Cloistered Heart have been in several publications, and I now blog about this way of life at thecloisteredheart.org.
One thing I particularly love to do is delve into the writings of saints. I'm especially fond of their letters (which I love for their spontaneity and for the fact that there's a "personal" element to them). It is a blessing to be able to share, here, some of the treasures I've gathered. It is, to me, a new kind of breadbox, offering words of encouragement from those who have known the true Bread of life.
Shall we see what's in the breadbox today?