God’s Hidden Ways O Great God! O great God! “How inscrutable are your judgments and how unsearchable are your ways” (Rom 11:33)! You have guided our affairs in ways that were most secret and hidden and which we would never have thought of. Just when we thought all was dashed to the ground, You brought […]
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By Unknown Paths Oh, what a great work of God is this Congregation of the Passion! With what deep and secret providence has the Lord led to this point! A holy man told me that this was a work entirely of God, and that He would lead it to its purpose in ways that were […]
Warmth from Jesus One day this thought came to me when I was at the feet of Jesus Christ. The food that we take at the royal table of the Cross is unpleasant for our bodily stomach to digest. For good digestion you need warmth in the stomach. I don’t know any warmer place than […]
Be Silent with God A word of love can keep you in a sacred silence, which, without speaking, will make you say great things to your gentle Lover! You will reach that point if you are humble, mortified, and obedient to God’s will, and if you enjoy sharing with God one on one
Finding Spiritual Nourishment To work with God in becoming saints, we must be strong. Therefore we need to be fed often with prayer, with the Most Holy Sacraments, with spiritual reading. O fortunate are those who remain always lost in God in living faith, remaining continuously in the presence of God.
Coming to Perfection If you seek perfection, then attend to a total forgetfulness of self, true mortification within and without, total abandonment to the Divine Good Pleasure, and a true detachment from all creatures.. With these stones, you will build a great palace of perfection, or rather, with your cooperation, God will build it in […]
Insights from the Scriptures Jesus said: “The Spirit breathes where He wills, and…you do not know where He comes from or where He is going” (Jn 3:8). It is from the Sacred Scriptures that all theologians, moralists, mystics, dogmaticians have drawn their insights. If your spirit resonates with the written Word, all is well.
Dryness: A Sign of Growth When feelings of devotion come in prayer, accept them from God. But if they don’t come, humble yourself and be at peace. Dryness in prayer is more fruitful than consolation since it gives more opportunity to exercise your resignation to God’s Will
Trust God for Finances I rejoice to see your beautiful resignation in the merciful visits of the Lord during your recent financial setbacks. Let us adore the divine dispensations and fortify ourselves always more with patience and resignation.
God’s Merciful Love Our miseries are the throne of God’s Mercies. He knows that you are sinful and defective, but He also knows that by His grace you would not commit a single deliberate venial sin even at the cost of your life. Ah, my dear little one, why do you doubt? Consume your defects […]