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You are God’s… and God is Yours

¿Have you ever thought: the Lord dreams about me? He thinks about me? I am in the mind, in the heart of the Lord? The Lord is capable of changing my life?, Pope Francis, March 16, 2015. I do not know how it strikes you…, but [...]
Tags: Love of God, Understanding, Divine sonship, Prayer, Interior life
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The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

Don't be afraid to call our Lord by his name — Jesus — and to tell him that you love him. The Way, 303 If we love Christ, if we follow him sincerely, if we stop seeking ourselves and seek him alone, then in his name we [...]
Tags: Jesus Christ, Prayer, Interior life
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Wanting to want

“Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke [...]
Tags: Love of God, Ascetical struggle, Holy Purity, Interior life, Vocation
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Vacations

I think I should remind you of how important it is to rest. If sickness comes, we will receive it happily, as coming from God’s hand; but we shouldn’t cause it by our own imprudent behavior. We are human beings and we need to restore [...]
Tags: Apostolate, rest, Peace, Interior life
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Good humor

“Happy?” The question made me think. Words have not yet been invented to express all that we feel — in the heart and in the will — when we know ourselves to be children of God. Furrow, 61 We will never achieve true supernatural and human [...]
Tags: Joy, Charity, Optimism, Interior life
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Rest

I have always seen rest as time set aside from daily tasks, never as days of idleness. Rest means recuperation: to gain strength, form ideals and make plans. In other words it means a change of occupation, so that you can come back later with a [...]
Tags: rest, Interior life
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May, the Month of Mary

How people like to be reminded of their relationship with distinguished figures in literature, in politics, in the army, in the Church!... Sing to the Immaculate Virgin, reminding her: Hail Mary, daughter of God the Father: Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son: Hail Mary, [...]
Tags: Piety, Interior life, Our Lady
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Learning from St Joseph

A master of interior life, a worker deeply involved in his job, God’s faithful servant in continual contact with Jesus: that is Joseph. Ite ad Ioseph. With St Joseph, the Christian learns what it means to belong to God and fully to assume one’s place [...]
Tags: Holy Family, St Joseph, Interior life, Ordinary life
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Detachment from material goods

Earthly goods are not bad, but they are debased when man sets them up as idols, when he adores them. They are ennobled when they are converted into instruments for good, for just and charitable Christian undertakings. We cannot seek after material goods as if [...]
Tags: Poverty, Interior life
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Speaking with God

You write, "To pray is to talk with God. But about what?" About what? About Him, about yourself—joys, sorrows, successes and failures, noble ambitions, daily worries, weaknesses! And acts of thanksgiving and petitions—and Love and reparation. In a word, to get to know him and [...]
Tags: Contemplation, Prayer, Interior life