Antananarivo, Madagascar, Sep 7, 2019 / 03:37 am
The path to holiness is made up of small, daily acts of obedience and love, Pope Francis told the contemplative nuns of Madagascar in impromptu remarks Saturday.
"I know that all of you cloistered nuns have come to be close to the Lord, to seek the way of perfection. But the way to perfection is found in these small steps on the way of obedience, small steps of charity and love. With steps that seem nothing."
Pope Francis spoke off-the-cuff for a short homily following Terce, or midmorning prayer, at the Carmel of St. Joseph in Antananarivo Sept. 7.
He told the nuns they would be given the prepared text in written form to read.