Today is Sunday, March 29, 2020
Don't you know that good works are the fruit of many tears and of a lot of suffering?Fr. Pio
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words. St. Francis of Assisi
Focus on and remove the defect that most prevents you from joining God. Fr Pio.
Another fall, and what a fall! Must you give up hope? No. Humble yourself and, through Mary, your Mother, have recourse to the merciful Love of Jesus. A miserere, and lift up your heart! And now begin again. The Way, 711
Praying is the pouring of our heart into the heart of God- Fr. Pio
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence. Pope John Paul II
Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee. Saint Agustine


And create in me the Will of God,
Have the Divine Will take possesion of me,
Enrapture my heart to enclose it in the Will of God.
Rule over my will in order to convert in Into Divine Will
My Mother by your son´s resurrection, make me rise into the Will of God
Fiat, Fiat Fiat
(Fiat is:Be it done onto me / yes !)

"I recognize myself: As a new creation of God´s Love"
"I know that you love me, my God and I love you with all my heart"
"I want to love as you love and do as you want me to do"
Come Divine Will Come to rule on us

For it is not against human enemies that we have to struggle, but against the principalities and the ruling forces who are masters of the darkness in this world, the spirits of evil in the heavens. 13 That is why you must take up all God's armour, or you will not be able to put up any resistance on the evil day, or stand your ground even though you exert yourselves to the full. 14 So stand your ground, with truth a belt round your waist, and uprightness a breastplate, 15 wearing for shoes on your feet the eagerness to spread the gospel of peace 16 and always carrying the shield of faith so that you can use it to quench the burning arrows of the Evil One.

Eph. 6.11

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

-Prayer to San Michael Archangel

Pray, Hope and Don't Worry.

The more you are afflicted, the more you ought to rejoice, because in the fire of tribulation the soul will become pure gold, worthy to be placed and to shine in the heavenly palace.

God adds external difficulties and sufferings, which forces him to trust in God more, rather than less. Thus, without light, they must have faith, without support they must have hope and without consolation they must love. This Dark Night of the Senses, as St. John calls it, purifies the soul and enters it upon the way of holiness and mystical prayer.

When the Dark Night is over the person is able to appreciate and understand the graces of contemplation they are receiving, because the Dark Night has purified him and conformed him to this supernatural way of prayer.  It is thereafter during such illumination that God grants the person insights into the Truth that are given as a gift and not as the fruit of theological study or meditation. Private revelations, locutions and the like may begin to occur at this time. However, they are not a necessary component of the Illuminative Way,  which consists essentially in the deeper understanding of the mysteries of the faith given as a gift of intellectual light from God. The soul is also filled with great zeal for God's honor, desiring to propagate the love of God through the apostolate or such means as are available to it.

In order to be purified of the last spiritual vestiges of sin, its roots sunk deep into the soul,  the person whom God calls to enter into the Unitive Way must go through another Dark Night, this time of the spirit. St. John tells us that this Dark Night of the Spirit is far more intense than the Night of the Senses, since the purgation needed to purify spirit, the soul, is greater than that needed to purify the senses. In this it can be compared to the purification of purgatory,  but accompanied by the material turmoil, such as sickness, persecution, human  abandonment, that God sends the soul at this time. Like the earlier Night the soul must rely on God alone, in pure faith, hope and love.

Padre Pio.


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