Saturday, April 19, 2014

Life's Troubles

Fr. Mark and his monks in Ireland have had a disaster happen on Good Friday. Please pray for them. Father has sought consolation in the writings of Mother Mectilde, specifically from her letter to the Duchess of Orleans. To quote:
Abandon yourself to the unknown designs of His love, for He knows how to plunge one into hell and draw one out of it. Never will a soul, subjected to His divine operations, perish. The hand that wounds in such dispositions is rigorous and gentle, opening the wound and healing it, bringing together both the sword and the remedy. You must not trouble yourself in this trial; it is what divine love does in souls who, without reserve, want to be all transformed into Jesus Christ. Such souls must be purified and, to this end, tribulations serve as fire. (Read more.)

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