Community is possible only among those who are open to the contemplation of the wonders of God hidden in each person, signs of the One God written upon our faces as so many differences promised to the communion of saints, even if, necessarily, for a little while these things are difficult for us to see.

Le père Christian de Chergé, OSCO (d. 1996, Algérie), from Chapter talk for 12 March 1996, just two weeks prior to the kidnapping of the community by extremists.

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