Friday, November 4, 2016

Saint Bernadette Soubirous

God is my Creator; my Saviour; my Sanctifier. I belong to God, therefore He is absolute master of my body, my soul, and my actions. He wants me to sacrifice my will to Him at every moment and in everything. In the hands of my superiors, I should be like a dead person, or more accurate like a staff. Never mind if they make mistakes. I know that I will never be wrong if I obey with a spirit of faith.

I shall spend every moment loving.

I am not asked to make you believe; I am asked to tell you.

It is so good, so sweet and above all, so beneficial to suffer.

The Blessed Virgin used me like a broom, and then put me back in my place.

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces... never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. That's the beauty of being alive... We can always start all over again. Enjoy God's amazing opportunities bestowed on us. Have faith in Him always.

Dear gentle Jesus, be not my judge, but my Savior.

O Mary, receive my heart as an expiatory victim for my offenses; may it be broken with sadness.

The more I contemplate God, the more God looks on me. The more I pray to Him, the more He thinks of me too.

May I let Jesus lead me more easily. May I be ready to accept everything, even mortification, powerlessness, living in darkness, being hidden like Jesus in a dark prison. If I let it, this prison or whatever this mortification may be will be the heart of Mary for me.

Grow, Jesus, grow in my, in my heart, in my spirit, my imagination, my senses, by your modesty, your purity, your humility, your zeal, your love. Grow with your grace, your light, your peace. Grow despite my resistance, my pride. Grow until you reach the fullness of human perfection. Grow as you did at Nazareth before God and before men, for the glory of your Father.

Put faith into practice by thinking on these four truths:

God is always present.
Nothing happens without His permission or outside of His will.
Anything we do to others we do to Him.
All kindness and goodness are in Him.

Live faith with these truths:

Drive out all sin.
Console all grief.
Cast away all listlessness.
Enrich the soul with the life of grace. One day God will say about us: quoniam bene.

My crown in Heaven should shine with innocence and its flowers should be radiant as the sun. Sacrifices are the flowers Jesus and Mary chose.

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