I beg the goodness of God to give all of you the dispositions needed so that His mercy may spill over abundantly upon your souls for the expiation of the guilt and pain of sin. I also beg Him to grant you the grace of strength to persevere in His holy love, in such a way that all your thoughts, words, and actions may be pleasing to Our Lord.
I beg the goodness of God to allow nothing to interfere with the accomplishment of His designs.
I beg Our Lord, with all my heart, to bless your work and to make you realize how favored you must consider yourself because of the grace which He has given you.
I beg Our Lord to give you His holy love and to grant you the grace to work in His spirit in all the duties His goodness confides to you.
I beg our dear Jesus Crucified to attach us firmly to His Cross so that we may be closely united to Him by His love and that our little sufferings and the little we accomplish may be in and for His love.
I beg God to reveal His holy will to you in this matter.
I beg God to make you all that His heart wants you to be.
I assure you that God made up for what was lacking in me. He does the same for everyone.
I am sure that you both received your holy pictures for the new year which we sent you and that you earnestly desire to strive to imitate these good saints and to put into practice the accompanying maxims.
I am not surprised that Our Lord has given you a share in His interior sufferings. Did you that that you could be so honored before God and His angels without it costing you anything?
I am God’s, to be used as He desires.
I am entirely yours, most Holy Virgin, that I may more perfectly belong to God. Teach me, therefore, to imitate your holy life by fulfilling the designs of God in my life.
I am certain that you have striven to render to Our Lord all the fidelity you owe Him even if you have failed in some way.
I am certain that His grace is sustaining you very powerfully during this period when you feel abandoned and lacking in sensibility toward God.
I adore you, O my God and recognize that you are the author of my existence. Because of the love I owe you, I abandon myself entirely to your holy will in my life. Although I am filled with powerlessness and reasons for humiliation on account of my sins, I trust in Your mercy. I beg You, because of the love You have for Your creatures, to send the assistance of your Holy Spirit so as to produce the full effect of the plan which your holy will has had, from all eternity, for my soul and for all the souls redeemer by the blood of Jesus Christ.
I admire your patience for not complaining about me.
I admire the guidance of Divine Providence in your life…and because of it, I believe that God, in His divine love, desires you to love Him uniquely, entirely and unselfishly and to have no other concern or even satisfaction except those which pertain to Him and to your neighbor.
I abandon everything to Divine Providence.
Hunger and thirst are two urgent needs of nature, especially in strong bodies… If our souls are healthy, they should have the same urges, not as passions, but as desires for justice.
However, we do not need any do-nothings, chatterboxes, or girls who think they can come to Paris under the pretext of being a Daughter of Charity when they have no intention whatsoever of serving God or of perfecting themselves.
How troublesome self-love is! It causes us totally to lose our perspective and even at time to forget God.
How I share in your suffering! I would want you to relieve your pain by the continual thought that you are in the state that God wills for you. By doing so, you would no longer worry that you are a burden because you cannot work as you desire.
How great my pain is! If God does not help me, I do not know what I will do. Help me to keep myself strongly attached to Jesus Crucified.
How fortunate you are, my dear sisters to have so many sick to serve! oh how evident it is that God loves you since he provides you with so many opportunities to serve Him! Continue to do so, I beg you, for love of Him, with all the gentleness, concern and charity required of you.
How blessed you are to be employed as you are in such holy actions! I am sure that you will not fail to thank Our Lord for this so that the greatness of this grace will not be an occasion of reproach for you.
Here we see the dead or dying almost everyday, which teaches us, much better than we realize, that life is but a journey which leads us to eternity. May God, in His mercy, make it a happy voyage.
He wanted such a union on earth so that the human race would never again be separated from Him.
He asks me to give my will to Him. I shall do this by entire confidence and abandonment to His most holy will.
Have no fear, but manifest great submission to God’s justice and holy will.
Greet them for me with all humility and respect.