Founded for the glory of God and inspired by the example of St Francis of Assisi, Little Portion Hermitage is a place of Christ-centered solitude, sacred silence, and intercessory prayer. We believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church teaches, believes and proclaims to be revealed by God. The hermit residing at Little Portion is a person in Consecrated Life in accord with Canon 603, under the jurisdiction of the bishop of the Diocese of Portland, ME.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Contemplation is a way to hear with the Spirit and not with the head. Contemplation is the search for a wide open space. This space is broad enough for the head to have room in it; it’s broad enough for the heart, the feelings, the gut, the subconscious, our memories, our institutions, for our whole body. We need a holistic place for hearing. Christians have to go to this place if they’re looking for wisdom. If we don’t produce any more wise men and women, then the reason is that we have forgotten the art of contemplation.~Fr. Richard Rohr, ofm