Sr. Thomas Mary, O.P. writes:
EVANGELIZATION & THE GIFT OF UNCTION
If we want our efforts at evangelization to bear an abundant harvest for the Lord, the key to evangelical success is a life of prayer. We need to give prime time to growth in prayer. Prayer is primarily receptive; it is an interior dialogue between Bridegroom and bride. The noted theologian, Hans Urs von Balthasar, expressed the contemplative orientation of theology by means of the nuptial image.
The Mother of Jesus, Mediatrix of grace, will obtain for those who turn to her a disposition of adoration, humility and purity of heart, promising the rise of a new flowering of evangelization.
Von Balthasar calls it "theology on one's knees."  We call it the gift of unction.
Come Holy Spirit, enkindle within your Church the fire of divine Love!
Sr. Thomas Mary O.P.* * *
1. Hans Urs von Balthasar, Explorations in Theology: The Word Made Flesh, (San Francisco: Ignatius Press) p. 201.
2. Ibid. P. 206.