- Matsuo Basho, Narrow Road
Silas knows that life itself is a journey, and he also believes that he is a pilgrim on the road to salvation since surrendering his soul to the guidance of God, and then becoming a numerary of Opus Dei, a monk committed to serving the Lord and humanity.
Each day is another step away from his old life of anger, self-pity and violence, and towards peace, love and the eternal forgiveness and mercy of God. Silas has to do many harsh things to his body in the name of corporal mortification, reducing the flesh to servitude, but still he must not flinch from his voyage through life and his holy mission.
His tasks are hard, but he has courage, and he has loving guides in this journey that is each day and year in the existence of Silas. Bishop Manuel Aringarosa is a kind, steady and firm mentor, and there is also the discipline and structure of his vows to define the boundaries of how he must live.
Fandom: The Da Vinci Code