Blessed Jean Joseph Lataste OP

Happy Feast of Jean Joseph Lataste, OP, a Dominican near and dear to the hearts of the group of men with which I visit at prison. Here are two of my favorite quotes from Lataste, OP:


“God thirsts: He is like a vase that is too full, with no means of pouring himself out on those around him. He thirsts, but as a torrent which, in its thirst, precipitates to find an abyss that it can fill with its waters.”


“God is our best friend and, for a friend, just one sincere ‘I love you.’ is worth as much as all our mea culpas, all our repentance.”


Both taken from Extracts from the Writings of Lataste.