Penances in Marriage I will suggest some penances that will fit your married state: humility of heart, acceptance of adversity, gentleness and love for others, acceptance of the will of God, recollection of heart, the remembrance of the Most Holy Passion of Jesus Christ, making frequent use of the Eucharist, and above all, the education […]
In Spirit and in Truth Remain in the inner kingdom of your spirit: “The kingdom of God is within you” (Lk17:21). There adore God in spirit and in truth (Jn 4:23). “If you bring forth the precious without the vile, you shall be my mouthpiece” (Jer 15:19). What is from God is precious; what is […]
Respect for Sexuality A resolution to maintain conjugal continence is hardly a good idea. Both spouses should be free and leave each other free. In this way love is better preserved, and the way is closed to many temptations from the devil, especially to jealousy. If your wife says she wants this too, it may […]
Peace in Trying Events Be at peace in trials within the house, in the events that happen, in accidents, in having too many mouths to feed, etc. Remain on the Cross with Jesus. The greatest trials are reserved for the greatest Servants of God. Embrace them, therefore, and welcome them, at least with the superior […]
God’s Will Nourishes The food of my Jesus was to do the Will of the Eternal Father (Jn 4:34). My food also will be to do His most holy Will. Abandon yourself to this most dear Will. Believe me, true perfection requires this: to do the most holy Will of God and to have a […]
Dealing with Scruples In regard to repeating general confessions, I strongly advise against it. Usually it does more harm than good, especially if it is done many times. Unless you can swear under oath that you have deliberately held back a serious sin, don’t repeat anything you have confessed.
Ejaculations Help Prayer Often make use of ejaculatory prayers, with darts of love toward God in childlike confidence. O Jesus, my love, I hope in You! I believe in You! I love You! O precious Blood of Jesus, in You are all my hopes. These ejaculations I give as an example. Use them in peace […]
Producing Pearls for God Be attentive to God, open your heart, widen your heart. In imitation of that creature of the sea, receive what God sends into your shell that you may produce a precious pearl for your Divine Spouse. In this way you can make some return for what He has done for you.
Trying Too Hard in Prayer The best preparation for prayer is a living faith, a profound humility, from which is born a great knowledge of God and of our own nothingness. God will teach you. The true Master of prayer is the Holy Spirit. Don’t strain your head or chest, but let God do it.
Trusting God in Prayer It happens in prayer that God gives great feelings so that it seems that what we asked for is certainly about to be granted – but then it turns out just the opposite. This does not mean that our prayer was a deception. These are trials from God to teach us […]