Saturday, October 16th

…yet true humility is not attended with trouble; it does not disturb the soul; it causes neither obscurity nor aridity: on the contrary, it consoles. It is altogether different, bringing with it calm, sweetness, and light. It is no doubt painful; but, on the other hand, it is consoling, because…

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Friday, October 5th

As I could not reason with my mind, I would try to make pictures of Christ inwardly; and I used to think I felt better when I dwelt on those parts of His life when He was most often alone. It seemed to me that His being alone and afflicted,…

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Wednesday, October 13th

Prayer ought to be humble, fervent, resigned, persevering, and accompanied with great reverence. One should consider that he stands in the presence of a God, and speaks with a Lord before whom the angels tremble from awe and fear. -Saint Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

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Tuesday, October 12th

We must, above all, pray as the Savior Himself has taught us so insistently. “Ask and it shall be given you.” This is the certain promise of being heard. And if we pray every day with all our heart: “Lord, thy will be done,” we may well trust that we…

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Sunday, October 10th

So let us be renewed in our innermost souls, stripping ourselves of the old man with his deeds, and putting on the new…according to the image of Him who created us (Col. 3:9-10). It is to be done gently and simply, by withdrawing ourselves from all that is not God.…

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Saturday, October 9th

Hence, don’t pay any attention to the fears they raise or to the picture of the dangers they paint for you…Should anyone tell you that prayer is dangerous, consider him the real danger and run from him. Don’t forget this counsel, for perhaps you will need it. There will be…

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Friday, October 8th

Turn your eyes upon yourself and look at yourself inwardly, as I have said. You will find your Master; He will not fail you: indeed, the less outward comfort you have, the [much] greater the joy He will give you. He is full of compassion and never fails those who…

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