Tuesday, July 27th

We object when He hands us the chalice of His suffering. It is so difficult for us to resign ourselves to suffering. To rejoice in it strikes us as heroic. What is the value of our offering of self if we unite ourselves each morning only in word and gesture,…

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Monday, July 26th

But because being one with Christ is our sanctity, and progressively becoming one with him our happiness on earth, the love of the cross in no way contradicts being a joyful child of God. Helping Christ carry his cross fills one with a strong and pure joy, and those who…

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Sunday, July 25th

Oh my Lord, how certain it is that anyone who renders You some service soon pays with a great trial! And what a precious reward a trial is for those who truly love You if we could at once understand its value! – St. Teresa of Avila

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Saturday, July 24th

As the soul abode in solitude, abandoning all created help and consolation in order to obtain fellowship and union with the Beloved, it deserved thereby the peace of solitude in the Beloved, in whom it reposes alone, undisturbed by any anxiety. -St. John of the Cross

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Friday, July 23rd

When things that are irritable or disagreeable befall me, instead of assuming an air of sadness, I respond by a smile. At first I was not always successful, but now it is a habit which I am very happy to have acquired. – St. Therese

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Thursday, July 22nd

Our Lord spent thirty years of His life in recollection and prayer.  He only spent three years evangelizing.  In heaven the occupation of our souls will be to adore and to love.  While here on earth let’s begin the occupation we’ll perform for all eternity. -St. Teresa de los Andes

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Wednesday, July 21st

Remember that there are few souls who stay with Him and follow Him in His trials…In many places He is neglected and ill-treated, but He suffers everything and will continue to do so, if He finds but one single soul which will receive Him and love to have Him as…

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Sunday, July 18th

Looking at things from God’s viewpoint there is no such thing as chance; my whole life, down to the last detail, is traced in the plan of divine Providence and, to the all seeing eyes of God, constitutes a perfectly intelligible whole. – St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein)

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