Christian Mysticism Quotes



Be passersby.
Jesus (The Gospel of Thomas - Saying 42)
I am silently lost in God.
St. Catherine of Genoa (Life and Doctrine - Chapter 9, 1551)
My sole occupation is love.
John of the Cross (Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom, 1586)
Divinity is aimed at humanity.
Hildegard of Bingen (Quoted in Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen, 1983)
God is equally near in all creatures.
Meister Eckhart (Sermons - The Nearness of the Kingdom)
Prayer is an ascent of the spirit to God.
Evagrius Ponticus (The Praktikos - 35)
We are all strings in the concert of God's joy.
Jakob Böhme (Confessions - Chapter 14)
God has many ways of drawing us to Himself.
Brother Lawrence (The Practice of The Presence of God - 12th Letter)
Each grace faithfully received brought many others.
Thérèse of Lisieux (Story of My Soul - Chapter V: Vocation of Thérèse, 1897)
The soul has a hidden abyss untouched by time and space.
Johannes Tauler (Sermons)
I welcome all the creatures of the world with grace.
Hildegard of Bingen (Quoted in Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen, 1983)
All things fail; but Thou, Lord of all, never failest!
St. Teresa of Avila
The whole Being of God is contained in God alone.
Meister Eckhart (Sermons - The Nearness of the Kingdom)
What you're looking for is where you're looking from.
St. Francis of Assisi

Brother Lawrence Christian Mystic Quote: God has many ways of drawing... Simone Weil Christian Mystic Quote: The beautiful is that which we cannot wish to change

The beautiful is that which we cannot wish to change.
Simone Weil (Gravity and Grace, 1942)
Blessed is the one who has arrived at infinite ignorance.
Evagrius Ponticus (The Praktikos - 120)
In the throne of silence are manifest the perfections of spiritual beauty.
Miguel de Molinos (The Spiritual Guide - Book 3: Chapter 21, 1675)
O Jesus, my Love, at last I have found my vocation. My vocation is love!
Thérèse of Lisieux (Story of a Soul - Chapter XI: A Canticle of Love, 1897)
We are kept all as securely in Love in woe as in weal, by the Goodness of God.
Julian of Norwich (Revelations of Divine Love: Chapter 1, c. 1395)
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.
Jesus (The Bible - John 14:6)
He who has learned to seek nothing but the will of God, shall always find what he seeks.
Jeanne Guyon (Spiritual Maxims - 53)
I, a mere female and fragile vessel, speak these things not from me but from a serene Light.
Hildegard of Bingen (Scivias)
The greater perfection a soul aspires after, the more dependent it is upon Divine Grace.
Brother Lawrence (The Practice of The Presence of God - 4th Conversation)
Become a fertile ground for the divine birth. Cherish this deep silence within, nourish it
Johannes Tauler (Sermons)
He that made all things for love, by the same love keepeth them, and shall keep them without end.
Julian of Norwich (Revelations of Divine Love: Chapter 8, c. 1395)
Since with all my soul I behold the face of my beloved, therefore all the beauty of his form is seen in me.
Gregory of Nyssa (Homilies on the Song of Songs)
It is certain that if God is to be
born in the soul
it must turn back to eternity….
Johannes Tauler (Sermons)
If you could be silent from all willing and thinking for one hour, you would hear God's inexpressible words.
Jakob Böhme (The Way to Christ, 1622)
Tell me, what is that which is neither separated from God nor united to God, but which is inseparable from Him?
Jeanne Guyon (Spiritual Maxims - 56)

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We therefore need to know the gifts given us by God, so that we may use them, for by these we shall be saved.
Walter Hilton (The Ladder of Perfection - Book I: Chapter 41)
A human being is a vessel that God has built for himself and filled with his inspiration so that his works are perfected in it.
Hildegard of Bingen (Letter to Elisabeth of Schönau, 1152)
He who has a pure heart will never cease to pray; and he who will be constant in prayer, shall know what it is to have a pure heart.
Jeanne Guyon (Spiritual Maxims - 44)
When you move silently, then you are that which God was before nature and creature, out of which He created your nature and creature.
Jakob Böhme (The Way to Christ, 1622)



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But the prayer of their Christian brethren and counterparts had in a subtle way a different quality to it. The words in the prayers were a little different; and the object of focus and of contemplation was distinctive too, though they in truth never differed one inch when it came right down to the mystical experience.

(excerpt from Who's Who in the Mystics Zoo)


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