The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness, in sacrifice, and with extreme effort.
He who attaches himself to the earth remains attached to it. It is better to detach oneself little by little instead of all at once. Let us always think of Heaven.
Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament.
When you are unable to take big steps on the path that leads to God, be content with little steps, patiently waiting until you have the legs to run; or better still, wings to fly. Be content with being, for now, a little bee in a hive, which will soon become a big bee, capable of producing honey.
Meanwhile don’t be afflicted to the point of losing your interior peace. Pray with perseverance, trust, and a serene and calm mind.
Patience is more perfect when it is less mixed up with worries and disturbances. If the good God wants to prolong the time of trial, do not complain or try to investigate the reason, but remember the following: That the children of Israel travelled for forty years in the desert before setting foot in the Promised Land.
If we are calm and patient, we will not only find ourselves, but also our souls and, with it, God.
You should not be discouraged, because if there is in the soul a continual effort to improve, the Lord will finally reward you by suddenly making all the virtues blossom in you as in a garden full of flowers.