Excerpt of Fr. Chico's 2/3/1990 letter to Dom Martin, subsequent to the death of his father:

" . . . Our life starts with linking to the created things and ends with gentle embrace of the Creator - Before this embrace comes the process of delinking - it is a painful process.  In this process, Jesus is the Lord, better than this, a friend "sans par" the redeemer, the noble presence - after all, who has the right to our heart? - Not the Creator? . . ."


Excerpt of Fr. Chico's 26/7/90 letter to Dom Martin:

" . . . Many theologians talking to me about faith have said:  'Faith is a light', but for me as guide of my life I have chosen what a French priest, a saint, has said:  "Faith is security in darkness'.