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Abandonment – how dear is this virtue! Oh, if only everyone understood it, the world would be transformed into the waiting room for Paradise! It lets us rest serenely in Jesus’ lap, lets us sleep laying our head on His heart, lets us live happily because we have abandoned ourselves to such a friend and we are certain of our fate. Like the child who has to cross a dark forest at night with his mother. He holds on to her skirt certain that his mother will lead him home. Thus is the soul that abandons itself to Jesus.
—Blessed Cecilia Eusepi

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Abandonment – how dear is this virtue! Oh, if only everyone understood it, the world would be transformed into the waiting room for Paradise! It lets us rest serenely in Jesus’ lap, lets us sleep laying our head on His heart, lets us live happily because we have abandoned ourselves to such a friend and we are certain of our fate. Like the child who has to cross a dark forest at night with his mother. He holds on to her skirt certain that his mother will lead him home. Thus is the soul that abandons itself to Jesus.

—Blessed Cecilia Eusepi

May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us. — St. Thérèse de Lisieux (via v-niceee)
By taking so little with them on their journey, the Apostles offer several insights for us on our journey to holiness. First, that they could trust that the Lord will provide what is truly essential even for the uncertain future, and so should we. Second, that one’s identity and security and happiness are not found in possessions or self-protective plans, but in God’s plan, and our openness to Him. Third, that responding to Christ’s call to holiness in our lives they and we will feel a sense of purpose and peace, even if it is not always well received or understood by others. — Bishop Paul Swain (Sioux Falls)

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Jacopo Palma il Giovane, The Flagellation, c. 1613

If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One who loves you.
—Pope Benedict XVI

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Jacopo Palma il Giovane, The Flagellation, c. 1613

If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge. You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One who loves you.

Pope Benedict XVI

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St. Faustina, Pray for us!

I do not understand how it is possible not to trust in Him who can do all things. With Him, everything; without Him, nothing. He is Lord. He will not allow those who have placed all their trust in Him to be put to shame.
—Diary of St Faustina, 358

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St. Faustina, Pray for us!

I do not understand how it is possible not to trust in Him who can do all things. With Him, everything; without Him, nothing. He is Lord. He will not allow those who have placed all their trust in Him to be put to shame.

Diary of St Faustina, 358

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Invocation to the Sacred Heart
O Heart of love, I put all my trust in Thee; for I fear all things from my own weakness, but I hope for all things from Thy goodness.
Amen.

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Invocation to the Sacred Heart

O Heart of love,
I put all my trust in Thee;
for I fear all things from my own weakness,
but I hope for all things from Thy goodness.

Amen.

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Prayer to Imitate the Suffering Christ
O Jesus, You have called me to sufferbecause You on Your part suffered for me,leaving me an example that I might follow.When You were insulted, You did not return the insult.When You were mistreated, You did not counter with threatsbut entrusted Yourself to the One Who judges justly.By Your wounds we are healed.Help me to imitate You in suffering.Let me break with sin by means of my sufferings,so that I may no longer live according to the lusts of sinnersbut according to the will of the Father.Since You Yourself have suffered and been tempted,I know that You are able to bring aid to all who suffer and are tempted.I entrust myself to You and to the Father, my Creator,knowing that You will never fail me. Amen.

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Prayer to Imitate the Suffering Christ

O Jesus, You have called me to suffer
because You on Your part suffered for me,
leaving me an example that I might follow.
When You were insulted, You did not return the insult.
When You were mistreated, You did not counter with threats
but entrusted Yourself to the One Who judges justly.
By Your wounds we are healed.
Help me to imitate You in suffering.
Let me break with sin by means of my sufferings,
so that I may no longer live according to the lusts of sinners
but according to the will of the Father.
Since You Yourself have suffered and been tempted,
I know that You are able to bring aid to all who suffer and are tempted.
I entrust myself to You and to the Father, my Creator,
knowing that You will never fail me. Amen.

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Our Lord laid down the rule for us in these words: “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Mt 6:34). This means that each day has its own trials; we are not to borrow troubles from tomorrow, because that day too will have its cross. We are to leave the past to divine mercy and to trust the future, whatever its trials, to God’s loving providence. Each minute of life has its peculiar duty — regardless of the appearance that minute may take. The Now-moment is the moment of salvation. Each complaint against it is a defeat; each act of resignation to it is a victory.
—Servant of God Abp Fulton J Sheen

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Our Lord laid down the rule for us in these words: “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Mt 6:34). This means that each day has its own trials; we are not to borrow troubles from tomorrow, because that day too will have its cross. We are to leave the past to divine mercy and to trust the future, whatever its trials, to God’s loving providence. Each minute of life has its peculiar duty — regardless of the appearance that minute may take. The Now-moment is the moment of salvation. Each complaint against it is a defeat; each act of resignation to it is a victory.

—Servant of God Abp Fulton J Sheen

Cast yourself into the arms of God and be very sure that if He wants anything of you, He will fit you for the work and give you strength. — St Philip Neri (via catholic-inspiration)

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Don’t be afraid. Fear is beneath your dignity as sons and daughters of the God of life. — Archbishop Charles Chaput (Philadelphia)

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