Thomas Merton Quote from 3/16/14 Sermon

And they were saints in that most effective and telling way: sanctified by leading ordinary lives in a completely supernatural manner, sanctified by obscurity, by usual skills, by common tasks, by routine, but skills, tasks, routine which received a supernatural form from grace within, and from the habitual union of their souls with God in deep faith and charity. Their farm, their family, and their Church were all that occupied these good souls; and their lives were full.”

Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain