Listen To The Silence: A Retreat With Père Jacques by Pére Jacques, translated by Francis J. Murphy

(Washington: ICS Publications, 1943/2005), 113

  • see Conference 8 on Silence especially
  • Pére Jacques' prayer (84-85) (short): "O God, I wish to be fully what I am."
  • Pére Jacques' prayer (84-85) (long): "O God, I wish to be just what I am for as long as you so will; I am aware of an evil strain deep within me. That strain spawn egotism, infidelity and hostility, leading to moodiness, laziness, and self-indulgence. I wish to be fully what I am. For, I know that you are all powerful and could change me in an instant. yet, at the same time, you are infinitely loving and offer me whatever is for my best. I have total trust in you. you are all powerful and you love me! Amen."



  • Biography of Pére Jacques: Pére Jacques: Resplendent in Victory by Francis J. Murphy
  • ~The Imitation of Christ (4)
  • From Holy Communion to the Blessed Trinity by Marie-Vincent Bernadot (14)
  • 2020-12-23-Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade (81)
  • The Forgotten Paraclete by Maurice Landrieu (87)
  • The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the Souls of the Just by Barthélemey Froget (92)
  • Mystery of Jesus by Pascal (111)

Created: 2019-06-17
Updated: 2022-03-22-Tue