Let the Spirit Vary Your Prayer In prayer, let yourself be guided by the Holy Spirit and follow His attractions. At one time let yourself be immersed in God in silence. At another time, be absorbed in wonder. At another, rejoice in praising God. At another be penetrated by love and sorrow for the sufferings […]
Accepting Change Peacefully I see in you much self-love and very little humility. If you don’t get something you want, such as the opportunity to go to Communion, you don’t accept it quietly, but get all upset and lose your temper. You have to learn to be peaceful at such times; otherwise you are in […]
Don’t Broadcast Your Troubles This summer I was sick, but I didn’t die by the miraculous grace of God. However, I am in the deepest distress because of the tribulations I am experiencing and the dangers to the whole Congregation. I do remain peaceful and resigned to the will of God, but my poor human […]
Rejoice With Mary The great feast of Mary Most Holy is here. Her death of love, sweeter than life itself, put an end to that great sea of sorrow which this glorious Mother suffered throughout the course of her life. This suffering came not only from the Passion of Jesus, but in seeing God so […]
Don’t Worry About Faults Keep your heart peaceful and contented without letting it be disturbed. If some of the dust of our imperfections clings to your spirit, don’t be upset. Let it be burned and consumed in the fire of God’s love.
Rejoice in God’s Plans I feel most deeply for you in your present trials, even though they are most precious. If you only know the way along which God is leading you, how you would rejoice! It is a way that leads to great perfection in this life and great glory in Paradise. Have courage […]
Transforming Trials We must abandon ourselves in everything to the Divine Will. God knows how to turn everything to our good. The short way to peace of heart is to take everything, without intermediary, as coming directly from the loving hand of God. In this way every trial, every persecution, every bitter happening is transformed […]
Avoid Introspection When you have prayed, take the fruits and don’t concern yourself with the leaves. The fruits are humility and all the virtues. These are good signs. But don’t try to look back and analyze your prayer too much. You can deceive yourself that way. Seek only to please God and to imitate Jesus […]
In Prosperity or Adversity The best road to follow is to live your life entirely surrendered to God’s Will, as much in prosperity as in adversity. Take everything from the hand of God with a humble and peaceful spirit.
Take Trials Directly from God Don’t take your trials from creatures, but take them directly from the hand of God. He uses creatures as His instruments. Love the Divine Will in the midst of naked suffering.