I must die to myself continually and accept trials without complaining. I work, I suffer, and I love with no other witness than His heart. Anyone who is not prepared to suffer all for the Beloved and to do His will in all things is not worthy of the sweet name of Friend, for here below, Love without suffering does not exist.
Pray Our Lord to strengthen your heart and fill it so completely with His love that you will love Him only and desire to be loved by Him alone. Pray to God so that we may all love Jesus Christ above all things and that we may love Him only in all things.
We say many things, perform many deeds, and suffer very many things through which, if charity were abundant in our hearts, directing and ordering all things to God, our true end, we would indeed become much more fruitful in merits and far richer in virtue.
Wherefore, love God and receive Baptism in His name, because the Lord our God had prepared what the eye of man has not seen nor the heart conceived for those who love Him. Put aside your evil ways and do good. Adore not idols nor make bloody sacrifices, because God does not accept them.
Love of one’s nation does not consist of empty phrases and empty chatter, but, first and foremost, a virtuous Christian life.
Mary, with the ever merciful affection so characteristic of her maternal heart, wishes, through her efficacious intercession with God, to deliver her children from the sad and grief-laden troubles.
If then you remain constant in faith in the face of trial, the Lord will give you peace and rest for a time in this world, and forever in the next.
Lord, my creator, you have protected me since I was in the cradle. You have taken me from the love of the world and given me patience to suffer.
Every Christian must be a living book wherein one can read the teaching of the gospel. This is what Saint Paul says to the Corinthians, ‘Clearly you are a letter of Christ which I have delivered, a letter written not with ink, but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh in the heart’ (2 Corinthians 3:3).
Joy is a great remedy. I recommend it to you and I do so very enthusiastically…! Be joyful! I say it again: be joyful! When we are joyful, we are less aware of evil and are cured more quickly. Cast all your cares on God, He is the best of fathers and will look after you as well as possible.