“First you have to suffer from your evil heart, then you have to beg on your knees for a new heart” (Inner Word).

Jesus tells us that evil comes from our own hearts (Mt 15:19). It is a very sad statement, but it is the reality. Normally we do not like to hear such truths because they do not correspond to the image we have of ourselves and how we want to present ourselves to others. But in telling us this truth, the Lord gives us a golden key. Read More


“I therefore desire man to remember often that I am right there, where he is, that he could not live if I were not with him, living just as he is. In spite of his unbelief, I always remain close to him” (Father’s message to Sister Eugenia Ravasio).

The memory of God… How easily it fades from our minds! How quickly our thoughts become occupied with the things of this world and begin to wander! There are even people who spend a lifetime without thinking about God, and perhaps have heard little or nothing about Him. Read More


“You who are in the true light, tell them [mankind] how sweet it is to live in the truth!” (Father’s Message to Sr. Eugenia Ravasio).

This request springs from the depths of our Heavenly Father’s Heart and is addressed to all people who are in the true light. It is important to pay close attention to these words: only when we live in the “true light” are we able to give the witness that the world so urgently needs. Ambiguity only confuses people! Read More


“Open the ear of your heart! Let us listen with awakened ears” (St. Benedict).

It is a great spiritual art to know how to really listen, to listen attentively, as St. Benedict recommends to his monks. We are well aware of the innumerable voices, both from within and without, that seek our attention every day.

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“Dwell on nothing but God” (Blessed Henry Suso).

We know a similar phrase from St. Augustine, who tells us that we can use all the things of this world, but we should enjoy God alone.

What are these two masters of spiritual life referring to? Was it not our Father who gave us so many wonderful things to rejoice in? No doubt He did! Read More