"Remaining little before God ... is to recognize our nothingness,
to expect everything from God, as a little child expects everything from his or her father."
"It is so sweet to call God our Father!"
- St. Therese of Lisieux
"O Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of eternal life,
Your Heart is a glowing furnace of Love.
You are my refuge and my sanctuary.
O my adorable and loving Savior,
consume my heart with the burning fire with which Yours is aflamed.
Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from Your love.
Let my heart be united with Yours.
Let my will be conformed to Yours in all things.
May Your Will be the rule of all my desires and actions. Amen."
- St. Gertrude the Great
Blessed are they who imitate Our Lady,
for in imitating her, they imitate Christ.
"The Spirit of the Lord hath filled the whole world, alleluia; and that which containeth all things hath knowledge of the voice, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia." (Psalm 67:)
- Introiot: Mass of Pentecost
"Through her, Jesus came to us; through her we should go to Him.
If we are afraid of going directly to Jesus, who is God, because of his infinite greatness, or our lowliness, or our sins, let us implore without fear
the help and intercession of Mary, our Mother."
True Devotion: 84
"God the Father wishes Mary to be the mother
of His children until the end of time ..."
True Devotion #29
Mother's Day in the convent brings about a thrice-fold thanksgiving in the heart of every Sister.
O saintly Workman, Model of all workers,
Teach us the lessons of good Christian living,
That all our labor and our very workshops may be made holy!
- Hymn at Matins
"Our Blessed Lady, in her immense love for us, is eager to receive into her virginal hands the gift of our actions, imparting to them a marvelous beauty and splendor,
and presenting them herself to Jesus most willingly.
More glory is given to our Lord in this way
than when we make our offering with our own guilty hands."
- St. Louis Marie de Montfort: True Devotion #224
"But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. For we know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus."
Romans 6: 8 - 11
"Holy Saturday is liturgically a day of deepest mourning, a day which the Church spends at our Lord's sepulcher, meditating on His Sacred Passion and Death." - 1962 Roman Missal