Drinking from Jesus’ Heart Continually drink in the love of Jesus at the fountain of His most sweet Heart. You cannot pass on to the contemplation of the Infinite and Immense Divinity, without entering through the door of the Divine humanity of Jesus, especially by imitating His most sublime virtues
Changes in the Spiritual Life Don’t be surprised that during the retreat you just made, nothing struck you. God guides you in other ways, though basically they are the same. He wants you to pray in His way. The spiritual life has its beginning, its middle and its end. Don’t think that you are going […]
Value of a Good Confessor I am supremely happy that you have found a good confessor. God knows how consoled I am by that. If you take advantage of the holy recommendations and counsels that He will give you, you will profit much by them.
Curbing Curiosity Any desires to know the occult or the future are certainly suspect. Drive such desires away with great constancy. Humble yourself and remind yourself that you desire to seek nothing other than God. The devil can deceive those who seek these things
Moderating Penances Always leave yourself in freedom to do whatever God inspires you to do. Your present condition in life has no need of great fasts since your life has enough trials already. Temperance and moderation are a continuous fast.
Alertness to God’s Presence Be at peace in your sufferings without trying too hard to understand them in your mind. A true servant of God is praying always – I don’t mean kneeling down – but with loving attention to the Divine Presence. Insofar as this involves a lack of feeling of God’s presence, so […]
Sainthood in Marriage For you it is necessary to lead the life of a good married Christian, to attend to the obligations of your state, to take care of your house. You know this and for you it is the will of God. You can become a saint even in the midst of busy affairs […]
Consumed By God’s Love Be like the butterfly which circles around the light, then is burned in it. Let your soul fly around the divine light, even into it, and be entirely consumed in it, especially in this beautiful octave [of Corpus Christi]. Eat, drink and get drunk. Fly, sing, rejoice, exult, have a feast […]
In times of doubt In times of aridity arouse your spirit gently, by acts of love; then rest in the will of God. It is thus that the soul gives the strongest proof of her fidelity to God. Make a bouquet of the sufferings of Jesus, and place it on the bosom of your soul, […]
Don’t Cling to God’s Gifts Prayer which leaves the soul with comfort and consolations is not deception when it produces great humility, self-knowledge, desire for virtue, love of God and the neighbor. However, it is necessary not to be attached to the gifts, but to be united to the giver, and to be equally content […]