Sunday, August 22, 2010

An Easy Way to Become a Saint - August 22

Continued from yesterday...

Chapter 6. After His Ascension

St. Agnes of Montepulciano received the most wonderful graces, even from her tenderest years, and so wise and prudent did she become that at the age of twelve she became prioress of her convent by order of the Pope.

Our Blessed Lady placed in her arms the Child Jesus, who treated her with the most intimate affection, allowing her to detach from His neck a little gold chain and medal, which she made her own.

St. Teresa of Jesus once saw the Child Jesus in her convent, who asked her: "Who are you?" The saint replied, "I am Teresa of Jesus."

"Oh! then." said Our Lord, "I am Jesus of Teresa."

We might multiply indefinitely similar incidents, did our space allow.

We mention these few to show what kind of love God has for us and what kind of love He wishes us to give to Him.

He is not content with our service, our adoration; He asks us, above all, for our love, He asks us to love Him with all our heart and soul, with all our strength and mind.

These proofs of love, one may urge, God gave to the Saints, but not to us. We dare not hope for such intimate proofs of love.

That is a wrong inference. He gave these proofs of love to the Saints, not only for their sakes but to show us also how loving, how tender He is....

[Continued tomorrow]
From An Easy Way to Become a Saint
by E. D. M. (1949)
The Catholic Printing Press
Lisbon, Portugal
With Ecclesiastical Approbation
13th June 1949

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