The appointed time has come … for the renewal of His spouse, the Church
But let us go on, let us go on, let us go on! For, the gentle Jesus does not want me to keep on writing more words to you for the satisfaction of my own lowliness and to make you understand the truth, but He wants me to begin to make His work known to you. I say that what God wants me to make known to you and me understand– I insist, make me understand– is this: That the appointed time has come, the time predestined from eternity in the mind of God, and long since desired by His servants, past and present, for the renewal of His spouse, the Church.
Saint Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi, born 2 April 1566
Letter 6 to the Reverend Father Peter of the Company of the Holy Name of Jesus
1 August 1586
Read more of the letters of St. Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi here
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