Little Sister Magdeleine

I found in Brother Charles the ideal

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I found in Brother Charles the ideal of which I had been dreaming: what it means to live the Gospel, and above all, living love in all its fullness.  read more »

The whole history of the foundation

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The whole history of the foundation is summed up in these few words: God took me by the hand, and blindly, I followed, in what seemed the most total darkness and in the most disconcerting absence of human means but with unlimited trust in Jesus as all-powerful, Master of the Impossible.  read more »

I assure you, the world needs love

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I assure you, the world needs love. I want to love every person throughout the world. I want to scatter sparks of love to the four corners of the earth.  read more »

My Discovery of Little Sister Magdeleine

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Little Sister Iris-Mary invited the author, Kathryn Spink, to Tre Fontane to speak about Little Sister Magdeleine.  read more »

Following Jesus of Nazareth

In attempting to assemble the pieces of Little Sister Magdeleine's life for her biography one of the things that impressed itself very strongly upon me was the extent to which she was not one who came to know God or his will through rational thought or discursive reasoning. Her life and the history of the Fraternity, as she recorded them, were repeatedly defined in terms of God having taken her by the hand and of her having blindly followed.
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Our lack of sensitivity and respect

How our lack of sensitivity and respect in loving must have made him suffer during his agony and passion. He said:
"What you did to the least of mine, you did to me... and in the measure in which you did not do something for one of these little ones, you did not do it for me either".  read more »

In face of hatred

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In face of the hatred and anger of the world we must bring the gentleness and the smile of the Infant Jesus of Bethlehem. In face of the pride of the world we must bring the littleness and powerlessness of the tiny new born baby of the crib...

Be a tiny baby in the Lord's hands

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Be a tiny baby in the Lord's hands. Close your eyes and put your hand in his. Let go and be supple and then he can send you where he wants!
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A holiness which is human

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I would like to pass on to my little sisters the important ideal of a holiness which is human. I want them to fix their eyes and their heart on the life of Jesus which was so simple, so that they can get the taste for the extraordinary out of their minds forever, unless, of course, it's a taste for the extraordinarily simple. Then, onto this humanity, we must graft divine love, a love without measure.
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Open wide our hearts

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I believe more and more that we have not been created merely to achieve our own personal spiritual perfection. Neither have we been called to organise efficient, well-run communities. Our role is to prepare the ground and to sow the seed... The whole world is crying out to us. Faith is dying, the spark of love is fading, because there are not enough warm hearths of welcoming love in the world... I am sure that we must open wide our hearts and souls and the doors of our houses...
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