"There are external situations that should promote interior silence. It is necessary to provide ourselves with the means of the best possible environment for finding within us the silence that allows us to be in intimate communion with God. Christ very clearly recommends this search for intimacy: 'When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to the Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you' (Mt 6:6). But our real room is precisely ourselves. Man is invited to enter into himself so as to remain alone with God." 

- Robert Cardinal Sarah -