Formerly, little Mother, I used to like to think that in heaven I would know all the marvels of nature, all the beauty of the stars and their immensity. Now, all that holds little interest for me, and I desire only one thing — to lose myself in Him Who has done so many wonderful things....
St. Zélie Martin confides in her sister-in-law that she is worried about Léonie's future. "If it only took the sacrifice of my life for her to become a saint, I would give it willingly."
We recall 17 January 1985, the date when the Servant of God Père Jacques de Jésus was named "Righteous Among the Nations" by the World Holocaust Remembrance Center Yad Vashem.
At Cana, seeing the married couple's anxiety which they cannot hide, for they have run out of wine, in your concern you tell the Savior, hoping for the help of his divine power.
Faith doesn't lead us to sacrifice our reason; on the contrary, the experience of God elevates it—making it noble, unconstrained, and worthy.
All that comes from God is wise and loving. We have only to accept his will with thanksgiving and adoration; it is what is best for us.
"My God, beloved Father, with my Christ, I place my soul in your hands whenever you please. Fiat! But have mercy." A prayer written by Sr. Jeanne-Marie-Ange, OCD (13 Jan 1895 - 24 Oct 1921)
Only one thing will I ask of you, since the rest will be given to me and you will give it to me in addition: what I ask is for Love to be able to Love
"My Mother, here is the Bridegroom!" This was the inscription on the holy card that St. Elizabeth of the Trinity presented as a gift to her novice mistress on the day of her religious profession, 11 January 1903. Learn more about this day...
Pauline Martin explains that Thérèse "could have legitimately taken the Habit... before the end of October, but she in fact didn’t take the Habit until 10th January 1889."
When we pray, the heavens always open above us like an embrace, the Spirit descends like a breath of life and fire into our hearts.
To live with the Spirit of God is to be a listener. It is to keep the vigil of mystery, earthless and still. One leans to catch the stirring of the Spirit, strange as the wind's will.
Don't you understand what love is when it concerns Him who has so loved us? If only you knew how He loves you, and how I love you too!…
St. Andrew Corsini was made bishop of Fiesole on October 13th, 1349, and gave the Church a wonderful example of love, apostolic zeal, prudence, and love of the poor.
A soul depends on grace in proportion to its desire for greater perfection. God's help is necessary at every moment because, without it, the soul can do nothing.
After being made bishop of Patti and Lipari in 1354, St. Peter Thomas was entrusted with many papal missions to promote peace and unity with the Eastern Churches.
For the one who possesses Jesus possesses all; He is the treasure of treasures. In Him alone we find our joy and not in the creature.
Yesterday, Lord, it was you I was looking for in the people of my own flesh and blood in those who loved me Today, Lord, it is you who I have found in strangers, in foreigners in those who do not love me