Great Throughts Treasury

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Brother Nicholas Herman of Lorraine, born Nicolas Herman, aka Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection or

Lay Brother in a Carmelite Monastery in Paris. Christians remember him for the intimacy he expressed concerning his relationship to God as recorded in the classic Christian text, The Practice of the Presence of God.

"Do not scrupulously confine yourself to fixed rules, or particular forms of devotion, but act with faith in God, with love or humility."

"All things are possible to him that believes, more to him that hopes, even more to him that loves, and more still to him who practices and perseveres in these three virtues."

"That all things are possible to him who believes; that they are less difficult for him that hopes; that they are more easy to him that loves, and still more easy to him who perseveres in the practice of these three virtues."

"That the end we ought to propose to ourselves is to become in this life, the most perfect worshipers of God we can possibly be, as we hope to be through all eternity."

"That the whole substance of religion was faith, hope, and charity, by the practice of which we become united to the will of God; that all besides is indifferent, and to be used as a means that we may arrive at our end, and be swallowed up therein, by faith and charity."