Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Suffering plants the vine of endurance, endurance brings forth the grape of proof that we have stood the test, and this proof produces the wine of hope, and hope makes the heart rejoice because it beholds the happiness that is to come as if it were at hand.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Mary, your attitude is the model for all interior souls, in whose depths God has also chosen to dwell. Following your example, may we bring the same kind of peace, the same kind of recollection to everything we do. Help us to act in such a way that through God’s presence in us, the most trivial things in our days may be divinized.
Friday, September 15, 2017
We pray to the Lord without duplicity, in tune with one another, entreating God with sighs and tears. We pray that peace may very soon be restored to us, that help reach us in our dangers and draw us from our dark retreats, and that God’s gracious promises find fulfillment. May we see after the rain, fair weather; after the darkness, light; after these storms and tempests, a gentle calm.