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I feel failure like a heavy weight, dragging my spirit down.
I want to give life, to make of myself a fertile field,
where goodness grows abundantly.
“It will be good to die like Sister did, but for that we have to live as she did. She did not think even once that she had to be judged ... she ran toward Jesus with the greatest love but without a particle of fear.”
“Sometimes I feel almost sinking under the weight, not only of present miseries, but still more, perhaps, under the apprehension of future misfortunes with which we are threatened.”
“Oh! The Daughters of Providence must fear nothing as to their future. They must confide themselves entirely to their good Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary.”
“We are always in fear about what we treasure.”
“You are very foolish, my dear sister, to be tormenting your imagination with the fear of losing your mind. ... Believe me, my daughter, we cannot lose what we never had.”
“Sometimes I am disheartened with this country that I feel as if I were carrying on my shoulders the weight of its highest mountains and in my heart all the thorns of its wilderness.”
“All love one another tenderly, and this consolation is well calculated to support us in the pains we now suffer and in those which await us.”
“Now from the very spot I say to you before God that there is nothing to fear and everything to hope.”
“When one has nothing more to lose, the heart is inaccessible to fear.”
“Do not fear for our dear Congregation. Our Lord loves it too much to abandon it.”
When my faith is shaken, please God, remind me of your love for me.
When I am lonely, help me to reach out and share my feelings with others.
When I am stuck in memories of the past, give me the graces I need to forgive and be forgiven.…
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