Adrienne von Speyr

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Basel  ·  Born September 20, 1902 in Switzerland, Adrienne von Speyr was a laywoman, wife, medical doctor, and Catholic mystic and stigmatist.
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God has created the sex act as a sort of symbol of the deep meaning hidden in every authentic gift: its fruitfulness demonstrates itself only with time.  — Adrienne von Speyr

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In Christ silence often has a more long-lasting effect than speech.  — Adrienne von Speyr

In Christ silence often has a more long-lasting effect than speech.

Only when you are familiar with silence have you learned to speak; what you have to say can ripen only in silence.  — Adrienne von Speyr

Only when you are familiar with silence have you learned to speak; what you have to say can ripen only in silence.

Joy is not only a public profession. It is above all a state, and the same is true of humility and faith.  — Adrienne von Speyr

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Love has so infinitely  many possibilities. How amazing, then, it is for us to know that all of them are embraced in this one word.  — Adrienne von Speyr

Love has so infinitely many possibilities. How amazing, then, it is for us to know that all of them are embraced in this one word.

Whoever wants to love is better knowing nothing than too much.  — Adrienne von Speyr

I believe you staying awake makes a true difference. I believe that the interconnectedness you open yourself to every day is fueling real change.

It is not just the art of giving that one is supposed to possess, but also the art of being able to receive and accept.  — Adrienne von Speyr

It is not just the art of giving that one is supposed to possess, but also the art of being able to receive and accept.

Love of self is love that measures itself; love of neighbor is love that gives itself away. The only thing you can say about love of God is: It leaves behind scorched earth.  — Adrienne von Speyr

Love of self is love that measures itself; love of neighbor is love that gives itself away. The only thing you can say about love of God is: It leaves behind scorched earth.