Saturday, June 4, 2022


“As theologians teach with Pseudo-Dionysius and St. Jerome, "the chief effect of love is to unite the hearts of those who love each other so that they have the same will." Hence the more we submit to God's designs for us, the more we advance towards perfection. For this reason, Saint Teresa of Avila, used to say to her nuns: "Whoever makes a habit of prayer, should think only of doing everything to conform his will to God's. Be assured that in this conformity consists the highest perfection we can attain, and those who practice it with the greatest care will be favored by God's greatest gift and will make the quickest progress in the interior life. Do not imagine there are other secrets. All our good consists in this."

Father Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure, S.J. (1656).