“The fraternal life, understood as a life shared in love, is an eloquent sign of ecclesial communion. It is practiced with special care in Religious Institutes and in Societies of Apostolic Life, where community living acquires special significance. Nor is the dimension of fraternal communion alien...even to forms of the consecrated life lived individually. Hermits, in their profound solitude, do not withdraw from ecclesial communion but serve that communion by their specific charism of contemplation." ~Pope St. John Paul II, Vita Consecrata, #42.
Is it not our fault that we have not prayed enough and done enough penance up to this point in history? Why are pray-ers not valued in our now sad society? Without prayer, those who act go into battle without backup, without ammo.