Overcoming Scruples Flee scruples as you would a plague. They cause the loss of great treasures. Walk with courage and trust in God. Do not seek to become perfect by your own strength. When you are humble enough, God will give you all.
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Courage in Dryness Happy are they who are willing to suffer anything for the love of Jesus! What great treasures we acquire when we are willing to remain in prayer even when it is dry and desolate! Courage! We must be ready for the trials God sends. “Because you were acceptable to God, it was […]
Acceptance in Spirit, Not Feelings The pains you have in your bones and nerves are precious drops from the loving chalice of Jesus. Humble yourself in your pains and make little of them without thinking too much about them and without looking at them (so to speak) in the face. Do this with the higher […]
Don’t Try to Picture God God is most pure spirit and can never be comprehended by us since He is beyond our comprehension. We must adore Him in spirit and in truth (Jn 4:23), and plunge ourselves into Him in simplicity and humility and love in living faith without trying too hard to picture what […]
Getting Off Guilt Trips Poor Paul is immersed at present in an abyss of miseries, desolations and storms. God knows how dear death would be to me right now. Pray much for such a needy one as I am. It seems to me that the Retreat and the whole Congregation are crumbling to the ground, […]
Serenity in Sickness Keep it up, my daughter, because this is God’s good pleasure. Remain in your sickbed always more willingly. Now is the time to eat the food of the Divine Will (Jn 4:34). Remain therefore in loving silence, but showing a serene countenance to all who visit you. Jesus felt extreme abandonment on […]
Facing Tragedy with Humor An obedient daughter ought not to die without the permission of her Spiritual Father. I haven’t given you permission yet. When I give it, I want to be there with you to wish you bon voyage to Paradise. We have to keep our agreements clear. If you want to laugh at […]
Offering Sickness to God Sickness does not impede union with God but rather can increase it. Live therefore, my most beloved daughter in Jesus, completely at rest in the most gentle Heart of the Supreme Good. Offer yourself to God as a victim of a holocaust and pray His Divine Majesty that He send down […]
Focused on Jesus Do everything with great peace and gentleness and remain in your interior prayer-chamber. Let your spirit rest on the Sacred Side of Jesus. In this way you will remain in continuous recollection while doing your work. Do not force your head or chest, but do all in a gentle spirit.
The Trials of Saints It takes place with the Servants of God that they die to all consolations. Oh, what desolations they have had to endure, what anguish within and without, what internal and external battles! What dryness and sadness! What darkness of mind! What fears of deception! These are dispositions to die to creatures […]