“One must pass through solitude and dwell in it to receive God’s grace:
It is there that one empties oneself;
It is there that one drives before oneself all that is not God; and
It is there that one completely empties the little house of our soul to leave room for God alone.
In doing this, do not fear being unfaithful toward creatures.
On the contrary, that is the only way for you to serve them effectively”
Charles de Foucauld, founder of the Little Brothers and Sisters of Jesus.