Léonie Martin died early in the morning on 17 June 1941. We share the last two letters exchanged between Léonie and her sisters Pauline and Céline.
On the vigil of the Ascension in 1578, St Teresa writes to Padre Jerónimo Gracián and tells him about the "woman from Medina" who was sent to reset her broken left arm. "The cure involved a real struggle both for the woman and for me..."
Père Jacques commented on evil during a preached retreat in the fall of 1943: "The profound problem of evil is a scandal that keeps many people far from God and drives many others away from him... Take war, for example, with its deliberate destruction of cities and its unjustifiable slaughter of the elderly and the innocent, of women and children..."
This is the badge of the friends of the Man of Sorrows: the mark of the cross, faint replica of His, become ubiquitous now; it spreads like a wild blossom on the mountains of time and in each of the crevices.
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.
"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)
Now, until God gives us this good in heaven... resemble somewhat in suffering this great God of ours...
Today we dare to introduce to the world this cloistered nun who lived a "life hidden in Christ with God" because she is a shining witness of the joy of being rooted and grounded in love.
Whatever the troubles and difficulties that weigh you down, bear them all patiently and keep in mind that these are the things which constitute your cross.
St. Paul admonished the Ephesians not to grow weak in their tribulations and to be strong and rooted in charity in order to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and height and depth, and to know also the supereminent charity of the knowledge of Christ.
Pray for me, help me prepare for the wedding feast of the Lamb... My Master urges me on, He speaks to me of nothing but the eternity of love.
We learn about the great physical suffering of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity in the final three weeks of her life as she lost her senses of taste and smell and experienced acute inflammation.
In matters touching on obedience He doesn't want the soul who truly loves Him to take any other path than the one He did: obediens usque ad mortem.
Jesus told me that He wants me to suffer with joy. This costs me so, but it is sufficient that He asks this, so that I'll try to do it.
I have a strong desire... that the thought not even enter your mind to go to Seville... they are definitely undergoing a pestilence down there.