Monastery of the Visitation



Do not act like the spider who represents the proud;
but imitate the bee who is the humble soul.
The spider spins it's web where everyone can see it, & never in secret.
 It spins in orchards going from tree to tree, in houses, on windows,
 on floors, before the eyes of all. But the bees are wiser & more prudent,
 for they prepare their honey in the hive where no one can see them.
 Besides that, they build little cells where they continue their work in secret.
This represents the humble soul, who is content that God sees & knows what she does.'
St Francis de Sales