The true contemplative is not one who prepares his mind for a particular message that he wants or expects to hear, but is one who remains empty because he knows that he can never expect to anticipate the words that will transform his darkness into light. He does not even anticipate a special kind of transformation. He does not demand light instead of darkness. He waits on the Word of God in silence, and, when he is answered it is not so much by a word that bursts into his silence. It is by his silence itself, suddenly, inexplicably revealing itself to him as a word of great power, full of the voice of God.

Thomas Merton, writer, theologian and mystic


the refugi codex

The refugi codex is an online record of a primarily physical archive of holy human texts, events, prayer and ritual that have been received and lovingly developed over time and space through devoted practice by the beloved for the beloved.






Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, so if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out when you have faith that God is speaking through you. - Romans 12.6