God is spirit and we must adore him in spirit and in truth, that is, with humble, authentic adoration of spirit in the depths and center of our souls.
Before I left the world, God gave me the consolation of contemplating at close range the souls of little children.
My soul was united very profoundly, I assure you, to the divine joys which flooded yours in those two great days of your ordination and first Mass [28–29 May 1904]. I would have wished that this brief note, which tells you of my entire union with you, might have reached you sooner; that wasn't possible... Continue Reading →
The emptiness of anything not done for God
How I would like for each beat of my heart to tell you of my tenderness
I am asking Him that you may be not only a good missionary but a saint
How I love our evening rendezvous;
I cannot be broken, tried, except by the just
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity writes, "I desire so much to gather souls to my Jesus!"
"It is not necessary that we experience the epiphany in our lives"
"I would have given a thousand lives to save one soul"
"Souls in this condition make me feel such compassion that any burden seems light to me if I can free one of them."
Spiritual Testimonies: 20 Intellectual vision of a soul in grace and in sin (Avila, probably 1571)
John’s unique apostolate was to remain close to the Virgin Mary Consider those closest to Christ. Saint John the Apostle grasped what was indispensable for a clear understanding of his master. John never tired of probing and querying Christ. We can see how John thus gained richer insights and fuller explanations, precisely because he went... Continue Reading →
Divine virginity has a characteristic aversion to sin as the contrary of divine holiness. However, this aversion to sin gives rise to an indomitable love for sinners. Christ has come to tear sinners away from sin and to restore the divine image in defiled souls. He comes as the child of sin—his genealogy and... Continue Reading →