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Leaning into God
Beloved, be with all of us in our
leaning into something new
leaning with trust on one another
leaning in toward the light.
“What a wonderful knowing of one’s self! What a wonderful acceptance of one’s self. What bravery to follow the call to be who one is – in truth and freedom.”
Place yourself gently
Provident God, grant me the confidence in your love and care that Saint Mother Theodore had, so I too ‘may not give way to uneasiness about the future’ but ‘place myself gently into the hands of Providence,’ as I embrace present and future as evolving mystery. …
“We must pray: it is our food without which nourishment we perish.”
“Humble yourself - that is very good - but do not yield to discouragement.”
“A woman in this country is never seen transacting the least business, religious no more than others. Eyes are opened wide at Terre Haute and everywhere when I appear to pay bills or to make purchases. Everyone is astonished.”
“I have debts at Paris and I do not know how to pay them. However, I am not too much discouraged. I see in all this the will of God, and I submit to it.”
“Let us take courage, my very dear Sisters; the Cross, it is true, awaits us at every turn, but it is the way to heaven.”
“Now from the very spot I say to you before God that there is nothing to fear and everything to hope.”
“She encouraged me by her example and good counsels; she reproved me for my faults with a charity and courage which my brusqueness and my haughty and imperious character had never discouraged; in a word, she was everything to me.”
“When one has nothing more to lose, the heart is inaccessible to fear.”
“Perfect abandonment of ourselves in all things for the future requires great courage, but we ought to aspire to it.”
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