5 - In memory of Rene Voillaume 1905 -2003, His Message


And when I have to look for the reasons why you put me in charge of this work of the Fraternities, despite so many deficiencies, I ask myself if my disposition to live as a solitary before you and with you, was not aimed at reminding us that in order to lead, in the midst of the world, a contemplative life of intimate union with you, Jesus, we all need to learn to love solitude with You. This love of solitude, made fertile by the grace of your Presence, permits me to accept better the isolation that is the companion of every person of great age.