1. When passing before an image of Our Lady
we should say:
"I greet you, Oh Mary
Jesus for me."
2. Listen, dear Mother, I love you more than
all the creatures on earth and in Heaven, after Jesus,
of course... but I love you.
3. Beautiful Mother, you are so
beautiful. If it were not for
faith, men would think you were a
goddess. Your eyes are more resplendent
than the sun, you are
beautiful Mother, I glory in it, I love you.
Please help me.
4. May Mary be the star which
shines on your path, and
may she show you the safe way to
reach the heavenly Father. May she
be like an anchor to which you
must be more closely attached in
time of trial.
5. May Mary be the reason of your existence and guide
you to the safe harbour of eternal salvation. May she be
your gentle model and your source of inspiration in the virtue
6. If Jesus
manifests Himself, thank Him; and
if He hides Himself thank Him also; it is all a
game of love. May the clement and pious Virgin continue to
obtain for you from the ineffable goodness of the Lord
the strength to sustain till the end the many proofs of
charity He gives you. I hope you will die with Jesus
on the Cross; and say in Him "Consummatum est."
7. Oh Mary,
sweet Mother of priests, mediatrix and administratrix
of all graces, from the
bottom of my heart I beg and
implore you to thank Jesus, the
fruit of thy womb, today, tomorrow
8. Humanity wants its share.
Mary the mother of Jesus
also knew that his death meant the
redemption of the human race, yet
she wept and suffered and how
much she suffered.
9. May Mary transform all your sufferings
10. Do not be so completely dedicated
to Martha's activity
that you forget the silence or self-abandonment
of Mary. May the
Virgin, who combines the two
duties so well, be your model and inspiration.
Mary adorn your soul with flowers and the fragrance
of ever new virtues and place
her maternal hand on your head.
Always stay close
to this heavenly Mother,
because she is the sea through which we reach the shores
of eternal splendour in the Kingdom of dawn.
what took place in the heart of our heavenly
Mother at the foot of the Cross.
She was turned to stone before her
crucified Son, due to the excessive
suffering, but you cannot say she
was abandoned. On the contrary,
she was never loved more than at
that moment when she suffered
and couldn't even cry.
13. Do not leave the altar without
first shedding tears of
sorrow and love for Jesus, crucified for
your eternal salvation. Our
Lady of Sorrows will keep you
company and inspire you.
14. My son, you do not know the
effects of obedience. Well,
for a yes, for a single yes, "be it
done unto me according to Your word," to do God's will, Mary became
the mother of the Most High,
professing herself to be his handmaid
and keeping her virginity
which was so dear to God and
herself. Thanks to this yes pronounced by Mary Most Holy, the
world obtained salvation and humanity
was redeemed. Let us always
do God's will and always say
yes to the Lord.
15. May the Mother of Jesus,
and our Mother, always smile on your spirit,
obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly
16. What tongue could worthily
describe Mary's triumphant
entry into heaven? If the triumphs
prepared here below arouse such
admiration and great enthusiasm that they attract many people to
contemplate them, what can be
said of the triumph prepared by
God Himself for his Mother?
17. Father, today
is the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows: say
something to me.
Answer: Our Lady of Sorrows
loves us. She gave birth to us in
suffering and love. May you never
forget Our Lady of Sorrows and
may her sufferings be engraved in
your heart: may she inflame your
heart with love for herself and her
18. Mary's holy soul, like a dove set free,
left her saintly body
and flew to the bosom of her Beloved.
19. After Jesus
Christ's ascension to Heaven, Mary longed
continually with burning desire to
be reunited with Him. To be without
her divine Son was a very harsh
exile. Those years of separation
from Him were for her a most slow
and painful martyrdom of love that
consumed her slowly.
20. Jesus who reigned in Heaven
with his most holy humanity
received from the womb of the Virgin,
wanted his mother to be reunited to Him
not only with her soul but also with her body
and share fully in his glory. And that was right
and just. That body that was not a slave of the devil
and sin for one instant was not
to be a slave of corruption either.
21. Do your best
to conform always and in everything to
the will of God, in all eventualities, and do not fear. This is the sure
path to Heaven.
22. You are not unaware of the
fact that I desire to die and
to love God; either death or love,
given that life without this love is
worse than death. Oh my daughters,
help me! I am dying and in
agony at all times. Everything
seems to be a dream to me, and I don't know
where I am wandering.
Dear God! when will the time come
when I, too, can sing: "This is my
rest, oh God, forever"?
23. Do the penance of remembering,
with sorrow, your offences
committed against God; the
penance of being constantly good,
the penance of fighting against
24. I confess in the first place,
that for me it is a great
misfortune to be unable to express
and pour out this ever-active volcano
which burns me up, and which Jesus
has placed in this very
small heart. It can all be summed
up as follows: I am consumed by
love for God and love for my neighbour.
25. Science, my son,
for all its
greatness is nevertheless a
small thing; and less than nothing
compared to the formidable mystery
of the Divinity. You must take
another road. Cleanse your heart
of every earthly passion, humble
yourself in the dust and pray! In
this way you will certainly find
God, who will give you peace and
serenity in this life and eternal
beatitude in the next.
26. Have you ever
seen a field of fully ripened grain?
You will see that some ears are tall and vigorous;
while others are bent to the ground. Try to take the tall one,
the most vain, you will see that it
is empty; if instead you take the
low ones, the most humble, these
are laden with grain. From this you
can deduce that vanity is empty.
27. We should
make a great effort to become holy,
and render great service to God and
28. Let us become saints so that
after having been together
on earth we will be together forever
29 Oh God!, let yourself always
be felt, more and more,
by my poor heart, and accomplish
in me the work you have begun. I
hear an interior voice which assiduously
says to me: Sanctify yourself
and others. Well, my dearest, I want
to do this, but I don't know where
to begin. Help me, you also. I know
that Jesus is very fond of you, and
you deserve this. Therefore, speak
to Him for me, that He might grant
me the grace of making me a less
unworthy son of Saint Francis, so
that I can be an example to my
confrères, in order that fervour
might continue to grow more and
more within me, making me a perfect
30. Always be faithful to God in
observing the promises you
made Him, and pay no attention
to the mocking of the foolish.
Know that the saints never payed attention to the world and the
worldly, and they placed
the world and its maxims under
31. The field of battle between
God and Satan is the human soul.
This is where it takes place every moment
of our lives. The soul must give free access to
our Lord and be completely fortified
by Him with every kind of weapon; His light must illuminate
it to fight the darkness of error; it
must put on Jesus Christ, His truth and justice,
the shield of faith, the word of God to overcome such
powerful enemies. To put on Jesus
Christ we must die to ourselves.