Brother Lawrence

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Brother Lawrence (c. 1614 - 1691-02-12) was a lay brother in a Carmelite monastery. Today he is most commonly remembered for the closeness of his relationship to God as recorded in the classic Christian text, The Practice of the Presence of God.


  • The greater perfection a soul aspires after, the more dependent it is upon Divine Grace.
    • From the "Fourth Conversation" in The Practice of The Presence of God at

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