How can we attune ourselves to God's grace? It always takes a lifetime to do - and this is because God wants it so. When first surprised by grace, people speak of a 'conversion'. Some consider this the end of the journey. Those familiar with spiritual development realize that conversion is merely the beginning of an ongoing process. Throughout our lives God's grace continues to draw us and help us turn ever and again back to him and his great, guiding love. Cistercian abbot Andre Louf writes of the power of faith, growth through testing, contrition of heart, spiritual companionship, prayer and the fruits of the spirit. Andre Louf is abbot of the cistercian monastery of Katzberg (Mont-des-Cats), France."