I have learnt in this dark and long imprisonment, that there is nothing better, nothing more holy, than solitude: in solitude I intend to go on learning divine things and to try to rise higher. Now that I am free from temporal fetters I am resolved, with the help of Christ, to waste no more time.
If there be a true way that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most certainly that of suffering, patiently endured.
Christ wishes the Christian community to be a body that is perfect because we work together towards a single end, and the higher the motive which actuates this collaboration, the higher will be the union.
As often as God disturbs the sky, yet spares us still, we should implore God’s mercy, examining the innermost recesses of our hearts and purging out the dregs of our sins, and behave with such caution that we may never deserve to be struck down.
Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us.
It is not our perfections which is to dazzle God, who is surrounded by the myriads of Angels. No, it is our misery, our wretchedness avowed which draws down His mercy.
God is not a tyrant Who judges men with inexorable harshness. But being essentially just and merciful, He asks of man only what He knows is in proportion to his strength.
May work and suffering for God always be your glory, and in your work and suffering may God be your consolation on this earth, and your recompense in heaven.
86 years I have served Him and He has done me no wrong. How can I blaspheme my King and my Savior?
In times of desolation, God conceals Himself from us so that we can discover for ourselves what we are without Him.