2015 Year of Consecrated Life, Praying for and encouraging Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life for Ireland & for Renewal of the Catholic Faith, and renewed faithfulness to the Teachings of Christ and His Church
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Stay close to Jesus and Mary in Trials and Suffering....
From the Diary of St. Faustina 915
O Mary ... a terrible sword has pierced your holy soul.
Except for God, no one knows of your suffering.
Your soul does not break; it is
brave, because it is with Jesus. Sweet Mother, unite my soul to Jesus, because
it is only then that I will be able to endure all trials and tribulations, and
only in union with Jesus will my sacrifices be pleasing to God. Sweetest
Mother, continue to teach me about the interior life. May the sword of
suffering never break me. O pure Virgin, pour courage into my heart and guard
it (Diary, 915).