Feast of St. Anselm

Come now, little man,
turn aside for a while from your daily employment,
escape for a moment from the tumult of your thoughts.
Put aside your weighty cares,
let your burdensome distractions wait,
free yourself awhile for God
and rest awhile in him.
Enter the inner chamber of your soul,
shut out everything except God
and that which can help you in seeking him.
Now, my whole heart, say to God,
“I seek your face,
Lord, it is your face I seek.”

  • from the opening prayer of the Proslogion

2 thoughts on “Feast of St. Anselm

  1. Thank you for posting this. If nothing else, (and it is more) it is so calming and a good beginning to any meditation.


  2. Rereading this after 2nd Sunday of Easter services, Jesus’ thrice spoken greeting: ‘Peace be with you.’ resonated through the poem: Turn aside/escape/ rest awhile/free yourself awhile for God” —Peace be with you!


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