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There are two gates to open in the spiritual life. The soul's first gate is opened by our co-operating with Christ's grace. The second is opened by costly effort, if we are fruitful.
The less we cling to our own desires, the more easily can Christ clothe us in His own virtues and beauty.
Mary's graciousness, I learned, stemmed from her silence, and suffering, and longing to do God's will.
The soul which trusts in Christ is like a ship whose sails are filled with the wind of grace, which draws others in its wake.
What a bonfire of grace, when we uncover and place before Christ all our faults and weaknesses.
A soul freely offered to God is like a channel used by Him to convey His glory and grace to others; it is 'broken' in sacrifice.
The grace of God, like a healing balm, purifies the souls of Purgatory, in response to the prayers of Our Lady
Every frank confession of real weakness causes more grace to flow through us, like water from a pool when obstacles are removed.
Where sin has been forgiven, a diamond of grace now shines out, more beautiful than if we had not sinned and repented.
When a weak person implores God's help, His grace pours upon and through that soul, lavishly. The one who feels strong remains closed to God.
The work of a person who is wholly given to Christ can bring God's grace to others, bridging the gap between grace and one who rejects it.
Through a soul's self-giving, God acts for good through that soul, pouring out His grace and blessings.
God the Father is calling everyone to turn to Him; yet the gloomy interiors of sinful souls resemble a dark room in a catacomb: people who refuse to repent, who refuse to confess their sins, and who do no penance. Their souls are dead, even in this life; and if they die in their sins they will never see God. We should try to share the truth about spiritual danger, and the life of grace held out to us.
Our one prayer-in-Christ ascends as far as Heaven; it is like an umbilical cord of Heavenly life and grace.
The grace of Christ pours upon the hard bumpy surface of the imperfect soul, who - by each surrender - draws grace within.
By the sign of the cross, and acceptance of an apostolic blessing, God's power poured out, with an increase of graces, and bliss.
How marvellously does the prayer of our Blessed Lady send down a shining stream of grace, as a soothing balm, upon a waiting soul in Purgatory.
When we ask Our Lady to pray for the souls of Purgatory, she does so, and God's purifying grace is poured upon them like a soothing balm
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