"This is a thing which every one ought to know, that there are eyes deeper within than the eyes, and a hearing deeper within this hearing. As these eyes sensibly behold and recognize the face of a friend or beloved one, so the eyes of the worthy and faithful soul, being spiritually enlightened with the light of God, behold and recognize the true Friend, the sweetest and greatly longed for Bridegroom, the Lord, while the soul is shone upon by the adorable Spirit . . . "
Source: Egan, Harvey D., ed. An Anthology of Christian Mysticism. 2d ed. A Pueblo Book. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1991.