Thursday, July 6th

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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Wednesday, July 5th

You may be sure, if you do all you can and prepare yourselves for contemplation as I have described, that if He does not grant it to you, He is keeping back this consolation in reserve only to give it to you all at once in heaven. -St. Teresa of…

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Saturday, July 1st

Is there any freedom greater than the freedom to serve God? Is there any freedom more complete than union with Him? Does He not free us from ties of money and property and selfishness, of avarice and pride and inconstancy? Is He not the only true Emancipator? Who is free…

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Friday, June 30th

In the Passion and death of Christ our sins were consumed by fire. If we accept that in faith, and if we accept the whole Christ in faith-filled surrender, which means, however, that we choose and walk the path of the imitation of Christ, then He will lead us “through…

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Thursday, June 29th

To find God we must work ourselves according to our capacity. The soul therefore, remembering the saying of the Beloved ‘Seek and you shall find’, is resolved to seek Him actively and not rest until it finds Him. For there are many who do not want God to cost them…

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Tuesday, June 27th

In all the events of life, however untoward they may be, the wise man encourages us to rejoice instead of giving way to sadness. In so doing we will not lose the greater good, peace of mind in both prosperity and adversity. -St. John of the Cross

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