“All things become possible with the love of God and the constant repetition of prayer makes us always aware of the presence of his love. When a human strength is exhausted the spiritual takes up the burden. The family who has a monastic among its members remains close to that one and a special way, forever. In the secular world when a daughter marries the parents say we do not lose a daughter we gain a son. When a daughter becomes a nun and dedicates her life to the church the parents say we do not lose a daughter, we gain all the angels, saints, and martyrs and total trust in the love of God.”
(Mother Elizabeth+ in ‘Life Transfigured’ journal)