Happiness is found in doing God's will.
We are naturally faint-hearted, and we shun difficulties. Let us bear in mind that prayer is all-powerful, and that the Heart of Jesus is the supplement to our weakness.
If you aim to please God in all you do, the humiliation of failure will not disturb your soul.
The duty of the moment is never forgotten by the soul that lives in the presence of God.
Purity of intention is our safeguard. In success, it keeps us from presumption, and in failure, it prevents discouragement.
...with humility one can do all things for the Glory of God, while without it, they can do nothing. We may then be confident that we should practice this virtue, and I am certain, that if Mother Barat were able to speak in her last moments, her recommendation to the entire Society, would have been an exhortation to humility.
Do not go to prayer simply for your own satisfaction. Seek there the glory of God and the welfare of souls.
Do not lose time "in little nothings," or worse still in daydreams, for they are the greatest obstacles to the interior life.
Make your preparation for Christmas an active prayer, a prayer of fidelity, of silence, of mortification.