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Converted by the Blessed Virgin

“On the night of January 19, I woke up with a start and saw before me a huge black cross, of extraordinary appearance and...

The Most Superb Alliance of Heroism and Holiness

Sometimes at the vanguard of the troops, sometimes bringing up the rear, always wherever the risk was greatest, Nuno Álvares summed up within himself...

Children of a Father’s Suffering

Grace always comes alongside sacrifice. purchased his children with prayers, tears and pain. Satan made him pay dearly for them. cost him...

The Cross, Symbol of Honour and Fearlessness

The Cross of Christ and the crosses that we carry for Him are also symbols of our honour. This means receiving humiliation with our...

“Return to My Heart, Which Is All Yours”

With what affection should we embrace and endure all our afflictions, out of love for Jesus, our Saviour, since He first bore them for...

Marvellous Sanctity and Paternal Tenderness

The most painful trial was to leave the house of Rome, where they were able to see their much-beloved Father General, to admire...

To Serve God in Every Walk of Life

Know, my daughter, that on this earth you will not have more than one good day out of a hundred bad ones, because you...

Born to Found and to Govern

Mother Lestonnac amply possessed the mental and moral qualities that she deemed indispensable to carry out her difficult functions. At fifty-four years of age,...

May Whoever Looks at Me See You

A lthough she was a model in everything – writes a sister who had been a novice together with Maria Teresa González-Quevedo – I...

An Inviting and Radiant Purity

St. Casimir was so chaste that he communicated the desire to be pure to others. This is a beautiful thing, for we often meet...

Most Blessed and Chaste Embrace

On August 20, 1815, at Holy Communion, my Lord deigned to establish His throne in my poor heart. Ah, what a grace! It is...

Remember that My God Gave Me to You

O blessed St. Francis de Sales, verily a most holy servant of God, my soul’s beloved and surest guide, precious gift of my God;...