Daily Archives: September 30, 2010



[1] “I know Christ dwells within me all the time, guiding me and inspiring me whenever I do or say anything. A light, of which I caught no glimmer before, comes to me at the very moment when it is needed.”

[2] Regarding God’s mercy: “If the greatest sinner on earth should repent at the moment of death, and draw his last breath in an act of love, neither the many graces he has abused, nor the many sins he had committed would stand in his way. Our Lord would receive him into His mercy.”

[3] About prayer: “For me, prayer means launching out of the heart toward God; a cry of grateful love from the crest of joy or the trough of despair: it is a vast, supernatural force that opens out my heart, and binds me close to Jesus.”

[4] “The practice of virtue became attractive, and seemed to come more naturally. At first, my face often betrayed my inward struggle, but little by little sacrifice, even at the first moment, became easier.”

[5] About being little: “The only way to make rapid progress along the path of divine love is to remain very little and put all our trust in Almighty God. That is what I have done. An idea occurs to me and I say something that is well received by the other sisters – why shouldn’t they adopt it as their own? This idea does not belong to me, it belongs to the Holy Spirit. To suppose it belongs to me would be to make the same mistake as the donkey carrying the relics, which imagined that all the reverence shown to the saint was meant for its own benefit!”

[6] “You cannot be half a saint. You must be a whole saint or no saint at all.”

[7] Regarding her dead brothers and sisters: “Those four innocent souls that had made their way to heaven before me surely they would be sorry for their sister; sorely tried on earth …… Before long a delicious sense of peace flooded into my soul and I realized that there were people who loved me in heaven too.”

[8] The importance of small sacrifice: “Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest thing right and doing it all for love.”

[9] “Sometimes, when I read spiritual treatises … my poor little mind soon grows weary, I close the learned  book which leaves my head splitting and my heart parched, and I take the Holy Scriptures. Then all seems luminous, a single word opens up infinite horizons to my soul. …I see that it is enough to realize one’s  nothingness, and give oneself wholly, like a child, into the arms of the good God. … I rejoiced to be little because ‘only children, and those who are like them, will be admitted to the heavenly banquet.’”

[10] “Oh how glorious our Faith is! Instead of restricting hearts, as the world fancies, it uplifts them and enlarges their capacity to love.”

[11] “Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another which is infinitely dearer to Him – the heaven of our souls.”

[12] “Here was one lady talking about my pretty hair and another, just going out the door wanting to know who that very pretty girl was. …… The thrill of pleasure I felt me realize that I was full of self-love. I am always ready to sympathize with the people who lose their souls – after all, it’s so easy, once you begin to stray along the primrose path of worldliness.”

Jakarta, September 29,  2010 [Feast of Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels] 

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