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Accept Both Sickness and Health I am sorry to hear that your health is not too good. However, believe me, I have never known any persons who applied themselves seriously to seek perfect love of God and a deep prayer life, and still always enjoyed perfect health. However, do your best to maintain the health […]
Miracle of Miracles Pray to our heavenly Father that our Congregation of Passionists may spread. Tell Him and speak to Him frankly but with the most profound reverence. The world goes on with little awareness of the sufferings of Jesus, which are the miracle of miracles of the love of God
Give Your Faults to God Your examination of conscience should simply be a glance at the marvelous mercies God has shown you, at the gifts He shares with you, but which you have soiled with the stains of your imperfections. Return them to Him who gave them to you, but with a humble and contrite […]
Don’t Let Fear Guide You My daughter in Jesus Christ, stop listening to your fears. God is your guide and your Father, teacher and spouse. Abandon yourself into the Divine Bosom of His Most Holy Good Pleasure. Keep up your spiritual exercises and be faithful to prayer.
God’s Hidden Ways O Great God! O great God! “How inscrutable are your judgments and how unsearchable are your ways” (Rom 11:33)! You have guided our affairs in ways that were most secret and hidden and which we would never have thought of. Just when we thought all was dashed to the ground, You brought […]
By Unknown Paths Oh, what a great work of God is this Congregation of the Passion! With what deep and secret providence has the Lord led to this point! A holy man told me that this was a work entirely of God, and that He would lead it to its purpose in ways that were […]
Warmth from Jesus One day this thought came to me when I was at the feet of Jesus Christ. The food that we take at the royal table of the Cross is unpleasant for our bodily stomach to digest. For good digestion you need warmth in the stomach. I don’t know any warmer place than […]
Be Silent with God A word of love can keep you in a sacred silence, which, without speaking, will make you say great things to your gentle Lover! You will reach that point if you are humble, mortified, and obedient to God’s will, and if you enjoy sharing with God one on one
Finding Spiritual Nourishment To work with God in becoming saints, we must be strong. Therefore we need to be fed often with prayer, with the Most Holy Sacraments, with spiritual reading. O fortunate are those who remain always lost in God in living faith, remaining continuously in the presence of God.
Coming to Perfection If you seek perfection, then attend to a total forgetfulness of self, true mortification within and without, total abandonment to the Divine Good Pleasure, and a true detachment from all creatures.. With these stones, you will build a great palace of perfection, or rather, with your cooperation, God will build it in […]