We share excerpts from Père Jacques' 1943 retreat conference on Hope and Abandonment: "When we sin against against hope, we effectively say to God: "I reject. You are wicked and heartless. I have no confidence whatsoever in you goodness"..." Père Jacques gives us the antidote and a beautiful prayer that is pleasing and powerful in the eyes of God.
"When I have a problem, I entrust it to her"
"It is not necessary that we experience the epiphany in our lives"
God can be trusted, and he chose you to be partners with his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
"I do not fear my weakness," wrote St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, a 19th c. Discalced Carmelite nun from Dijon, France. Her unique insight was her spiritual doctrine of the indwelling of the Holy Trinity in our souls.
"When I am up above, will you let me help you, scold you even, if I see you are not giving everything to the Master? because I love you!"
“I do not fear my weakness; that’s what gives me confidence. For the Strong One is within me and His power is almighty.”
Before I go, I want to leave you my statue of the Most Holy Virgin as a sign of our perpetual union. It has been my constant companion. She has been my intimate confidante from the youngest years of my life. She has listened to me tell of my joys and sorrows. She has often... Continue Reading →