Saint Peter Canisius

December 21

Enter then into your heart, and if you have faith, you will find Christ there. There he speaks to you. I, the preacher, must raise my voice, but he instructs you more effectively in silence. I speak in sounding words; he speaks within, by inspiring a holy fear. It is for him, then, to sow my words in your hearts … Because faith, and Christ, are in your hearts, he will teach you what I seek to communicate to you through the sound of my words.”

Sermon 102, 1