One of the most beautiful moments in history was that when pregnancy met pregnancy–when child bearers became the first heralds of the King of Kings… Nothing so provokes the service of the needy as the consciousness of one’s own unworthiness when visited by the grace of God.
But first let me again urge you to pray and pray very much without worrying about anything else. He who is worried and full of anxiety in his work does an offense to God and does not say the Our Father from the heart.
Those who live according to the spirit of the world are fond of pleasures and ease; but those who live according to the Spirit of God, study to purchase the kingdom of heaven by pain and tribulation.
Genuine contemplation and action are inseparable. The one who seeks truth loves truth, and the one who loves truth seeks to spread the knowledge and practice of truth.
Our only hope, our only confidence, our only assured promise, Lord, is Your mercy.
Cast yourself into the arms of God and be very sure that if He wants anything of you, He will fit you for the work and give you strength.
By meditating upon the incarnation, our devotion is kindled, and by remembering the example of God’s Mother, we are encouraged to lead a life of virtue. Such virtues are best achieved in the evening. We are weary after the day’s work and worn out by our distractions. The time for rest is near, and our minds are ready for contemplation.
I would rather pass for a rude man without any manners, than to seem to have a shadow of attachment to things of earth.
Since we offend our sweet Jesus, every day, in thought, word, deed and the omission of good works, we should pray every day, and every hour of the day, and weep for our offenses against so kind and loving a Father, Master and Spouse.
By our particular vocation we are involved with the redemption of humanity. May we, by the sacrifice of our whole being, so cooperate as not to render His redemption fruitless for ourselves and for those we are called upon to evangelize.