Saturday, 24 June 2017

551 How great should each one's love for the Church be!


As a good child prays for the mother it loves, so also should every Christian soul pray for the Church, its Mother.What then should be said of us religious who have especially committed ourselves to praying for the Church? How great, then, is our apostolate, hidden though it be. All our little daily nothings will be placed at the feet of the Lord Jesus as a propitiatory offering for the world; but in order that (22) our offering may be 157 pleasing to God, it must be pure. And for it to be pure, the heart must be freed of all natural attachments, and all its affections must be directed towards the Creator, loving all creatures in Him and according to His will; and, acting thus, each with a zealous spirit will bring joy to the Church. 

Thursday, 22 June 2017

1119 In the moments when I am between heaven and earth,

I keep silent, because even if I did speak, who would understand what I say? Eternity will reveal many things about which I am now silent……