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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "let your poverty be a feast for Jesus"

. . . let your sense of your poverty be a feast for Jesus.  As you say, you can only see the ugliness because He is gleaming on you.   88 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "The bitter death of your secret no's to God"

You have been kept so close to my heart these past weeks –  I longed to write knowing how ill and depressed and hopeless and abandoned you were feeling, but it was a  160 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "The only state worth our desire"

“To belong totally to the Father”, “living in Jesus”, weak, “through the Spirit’s power”: ah, my dear, He will grant this prayer in full if you truly desire it – but then you enter into a state of “without beauty” . 26 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "The cruciform shape of ordinary life"

It is often ordinary life, rather than the exceptional sufferings that sound more romantic, which assimilate us to Christ crucified.

You have been much in my heart, as one suffering, but I could see, too that the pain “didn’t matter”.   112 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "The Window"

“The Window”: what nearly everything Vermeer paints seems to body forth – mysteriously – is the essential nature of Light.  Outside (where the Impressionists sought for It), It can’t be truly seen; It is diffuse and only Its effects are visible.   111 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "Validate His Joy"

The immense, unfelt joy of Jesus to know that what came to Him as agony was bringing all His fellows into the Father’s arms.  And that is what we must live to validate that joy of His: we must not make His passion appear wasted.   57 more words

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Daughters of St. Philip Neri: "He must empty so as to fill"

I can’t find the right words, but what I want to say is: God is always coming to us, as totally as we can receive Him, but from every side.   168 more words

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