Let your purity of heart and unity of spirit make reparation for the abominable unions of homosexuals.
In the spirit of St. John Cassian, let us say with him: "The hunger of fasts does not weary us.
The tiredness of keeping vigil is a delight to us. The reading and the endless meditation on Scripture are never enough
for us. The unfinished toil, the (spiritual) nakedness (before God), the complete deprivation, the fear that goes with
this enormous lonliness, do not frighten us off."
"The aim of our profession is the kingdom of God or the kingdom of Heaven. But our point
of reference, our objective, is a clean heart, without which it is impossible for anyone to reach our target."
"If they had looked unwaveringly to the purity of their hearts they would never have become involved
with such trifles and they would have rejected these just as they did great and valuable possessions."
These quotes of St. John Cassian, taken from John Cassian: Conferences, published by Paulist
Press, will be the basis for the RSJC Constitutions.