We live very much outside ourselves. Few people really enter inside themselves, and for this reason, there are so many problems. In the heart of each person there is a small, intimate place [a monk's cell], where God comes down to converse alone with people. That is where each person decides his or her own destiny, his or her own role in the world.
If each of us who have so many problems, in this moment, would enter into this small cell, and from there, listen to the voice of the Lord, that speaks to us in our own conscience, how much could each of us do to improve the environment, the society, the family in which we live. (Archbishop Oscar Romero, homily of July 10, 1977)