Good Jesus, Saint John of Avila was the spiritual director of Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint John of God, and other saints. He used to say, “I pray God may open your eyes and let you see what hidden treasures he bestows on us in the trials from which the world thinks only to flee.” I ask Saint John to intercede for my growth in holiness, that I may gain the maturity to discover the good that springs out of the suffering I cannot avoid. O Lord, give me more companions on my journey who assist me as spiritual directors, sharing the deepest truths with me and guiding me to greater purity and piety. Saint John of Avila, pray for me. Amen.
Quotes for Today
Saint John of Avila (1499-1569)
Therefore the more our misfortunes accumulate the more ready and prepared our souls are, to receive God’s mercy, for the greatness of our misery moves His compassion, and causes Him to show the more pity for us.”
I pray God may open your eyes and let you see what hidden treasures he bestows on us in the trials from which the world thinks only to flee.”
Your life consists in drawing nearer to God. To do this you must endeavor to detach yourself from visible things and remember that in a short time they will be taken from you.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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