"It is not
necessary, My child, to know much in order to please Me; it is only enough that you love
fervently. Speak here to Me then , as you would speak to your most intimate friend, to
your mother, to your brother.
So, you want to ask Me to do something for someone?
Tell Me his
name. Is it your parents, your brothers, your sisters or friends?
Tell Me what you want me
to do for them now. Ask much, very much; do not hesitate to ask.
I love generous hearts
who somehow can come to forget themselves to look after the needs of others.
sincerely to Me then, of the poor that you would console, of the sick that you see
suffering, of the strayed that you yearn to see return to the right path, of those absent
friends that you want at your side again. Say at least one word for each, the ardent word
of a friend. Remind me that I have promised to listen to every petition that arises from
the heart. And is not a prayer for those whom are close to your heart such a prayer?
And for you , do you need a particular favour?
Make a list
, as it were, of your needs and come and read it in My presence.
Tell me frankly that you are prone to anger, that
you love sensuality and pleasure, that you are perhaps proud, variable, negligent.
to come to the help of those efforts, many or few which you undertake to free yourself
from those faults.
Do not be ashamed, poor soul; there are in
Heaven so many saints who had these same defects; but they prayed humbly and little by
little they saw themselves freed from them.
Do not hesitate to ask Me for spiritual and
material goods, for health, memory, success in your work, enterprises and studies, all
these I can give---and I do give---as long as they do not hinder but rather assist your
sanctification. Precisely today, what do you need? What can I do for you?
If only you knew
how much I would like to help you!
Do you have, right now, some project in mind?
What preoccupies you? What are you thinking? What do you want?
What do you want Me
to do for your parents, your brothers and sisters, your spouse and children , your
superiors? What would you want to do for them.
And for Me, do you feel an attraction for My
glory? Do you not want to do something for those people whom you love much but who perhaps
live separated from Me?
Tell Me what in particular attracts your
attention today, what you desire most ardently and what means you have of obtaining it?
Tell Me if your plans are not working and I will tell you the causes of your difficulties.
Do you not want to interest Me in your quest? My dear one, I am the Lord of hearts and I
move them, without violating their freedom, to wherever I please.
Are you perhaps sad, or in bad humour?
tell Me, you inconsolable soul, tell Me your sorrows in all their details.
you? Who hurt your pride? Who has mistreated you? Come close to
My Heart, and find in it a
refreshing balsam for the wounds in yours. Then, you will confess that, like
forgive everything, you forget everything. In appreciation, you will receive my consoling
Are you perhaps afraid? Do you feel in your
soul those vague stirrings of sadness which, however unjustified, can be so tearing? Throw
yourself in the arms of My Providence. I am with you. I am at your side.
I see everything,
I hear everything. I shall not abandon you for one moment.
Do you feel ignored by persons who loved you
once but who now have forgotten you without cause? Pray for them and I will bring them
back to you if they are not obstacles to your salvation.
And don't you have, perhaps, some joy to
communicate to Me? Why don't you let me share it with you, like a dear friend?
Tell me what has consoled and gladdened your
heart since yesterday, since you last visited Me. Perhaps you have had an agreeable
surprise; perhaps you have seen grave doubts dissipated, or you have received good news -
a letter, or perhaps a gesture of love. Maybe you have overcome some difficulty, or come
out of a trying situation. All of this is My work. I have obtained this for you.
show Me your gratitude and say, like a child to its father, "Thank you, my Father,
thank you". Gratitude brings forth new gifts, since benefactors, as you know, like to
see themselves appreciated.
Do you not have a promise to make to Me?
read, you know, the bottom of hearts. Men are easily deceived, but not God.
Speak to Me,
then honestly; do you have firm intentions of avoiding the occasion of sin?
yourself that object that harmed your soul? Of not reading again that book which excited
your imagination? Of avoiding that person who disturbed the peace of your soul?
Will you be kind to that person who, because he
offended you, you have regarded as an enemy?
And now, my child return to your work, to your
office, to your family, to your studies - but do not forget these fifteen minutes of
intimate conversation we have had in the privacy of the sanctuary. Keep as much as
possible, silence, resignation, modesty, charity towards your neighbours.
Love and honour my
Mother, And please come again tomorrow with an even more fervent heart, to unite it to
mine. In it you will find, every day, new love, new gifts, new consolation.
Here I await
MARIAN HELPERS CENTER
CONGREGATION OF MARIANS
STOCKBRIDGE, MASS. 01263