|alterum||05:05 am - Sanctification|
“We must never stop working, since in the spiritual life, not to advance is to go backwards.”
--Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection.
To live well is to live a life of increasing sanctification; we ought to advance in holiness from year to year and grow into deeper communion with God. That, in a word, is our task, our telos; that is the combined aim of all our efforts upon earth. Holy God, we love you; helps us to love you. Blessed Virgin Mary, wrap us in the mantle of your purity, and, through your intercession, protect us from every evil. Amen.