by Blessed James Alberione
St. Catherine of Siena
Virgin and Martyr
- You should detach, remove, and separate your will from every carnal and earthly love and affection so that in this life, you do not love anything temporal, momentary, transitory except for me and only for me and love yourself for me, love your neighbour for me. Divine Love cannot at all tolerate any other affection, any other earthly love.
- You direct all your affections, thoughts, and works only to my honour and glory, to praise and glorify me... and especially see to it that not only you, but all the others with you do the same.
- You try, strive, and make efforts to reach such a disposition of spirit that you become one with me, that your will be so like mine that you not only don't desire anything evil, but also the good that I don't want. You will abandon yourself to me because I love you more than you love yourself."
What Strikes Me Most Today
23rd child??? and her parents aren't canonized???
Also, in #2 above, the words not only you are italicized in Blessed Alberione's book, I didn't do that. But it does tell me that not only are we to try to lead the best life we can, we should be helping others do the same. I stress this to all the holy people I know in my life --- you need to be working a little harder to pull me up to the level you're at!
P.S. We're lucky St. Catherine's parents didn't decide to stop at only 22 children!
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