Each day I offer you to the Lord in my prayers. He knows how muchI desire your holiness and how dear you are to me
As you become humble and focus less attention on yourself you will penetrate into the Heart of Jesus.
Let us be convinced that prayer and humility can triumph over the greatest obstacles and draw down the most profound graces.
To please the world is the mere shadow of happiness, true happiness lies in pleasing God.
Humility never exists without meekness and self-forgetfulness.
These two qualities make a person lovable.
Nothing that can please the Heart of Jesus is small.
Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things, nor in feeling love or any emotion, but in becoming simple, unnoticed, docile like a child.
Jesus wishes to establish between us and himself an intimate and perfect union. He does still more, he associates us with his divine mission.
An interior person is like a sunflower, always turning toward the Sun of justice to receive its radiance.
The Holy Spirit looks for a heart totally free of selfishness in order to take possession of it. When the Spirit finds such openness, she pours herself out plentifully and rewards the person with boundless love.
Even though you have fallen a thousand times in one day, if in the evening you stand up again on your two feet, you may sing of victory.
Make prayer your delight, there find your rest and your happiness.
Create a desert and silence in your soul. The Lord is near, listen to God’s voice.
Don’t become depressed on account of your faults: instead of dwelling on them, turn with great confidence, to the source of all spiritual wealth, which is poured out freely into an empty vessel.
As iron is fashioned by fire and hammering, so the fire of tribulation and the weight of trials fashion our soul.
So you say you are weak, but have you measured the strength of God?
Let us open our heart in confidence to the spirit of joy, all that we have is God’s. What is there to fear?
Your example, even more than your words, will be an eloquent lesson to the world.
God’s work is done slowly and in obscurity.
Courage! You are not alone in the struggle, even though you may feel alone and weary.
Often think of God, and if you cannot say long prayers, make up for it by frequently turning your heart to God.
The light of the Holy Spirit transforms our nature and give us a Wisdom and Prudence which are the very virtues of God.
Only a free heart is happy in this life.
Remain in peace, and remember the words of the Holy Spirit: ”To those who love God, all things work together for their good”.
Repay our God love for love, heart for heart.
If you want to make a special vow of perfection, do not impose it on others, for God has not asked it of them.
It is certainly a great gift to know how to arrange one’s time and use it well.
Zeal creates time and energy where there would be none.
To influence our world we must understand it.
We must know how to inspire in our children a passion for the beautiful.
It is better to err on the side of being too kind than too firm.
Do your best and, if now and again you are mistaken, learn by that experience not to repeat it. We must try not to do too many stupid things, but to expect never to do any would be the most foolish of all!
The Sacred Heart never asks that we become perfect all at once, but that we work at becoming so day by day as God gives us grace and light.
God will complete his work and achieve his glory even through difficulties, as sunlight brings to blossom beautiful flowers!
Let this thought cheer and encourage you.
Times change, and we must change too, and modify our views.
God wants you to realize that strength is one of his gifts, but at the same time to know how to sympathize with weakness.
To hold to routine for fear of innovation is weakness of mind.
Beware! The best is sometimes the enemy of the good.
The mystery of a newborn God must open all hearts to joy and love.
Tell your children that I keep each one in my heart and send a thousand affectionate messages.