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The Secret Work of Love

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Notes from a three-week retreat preached in the desert by Brother Rene Voillaume, near the well of Benoud, in March, 1936.  read more »

Pleas for Poverty, Third plea

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This third plea was presented to Pius XII on the 11 July 1948.  read more »

Pleas for Poverty, First plea

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This plea was submitted to Pius XII through the intermediary of Archbishop Montini, future Paul VI.

At this period no Congregation could be founded without guarantees of sufficient resources to support the life of the Sisters.  read more »

Our dearest desires and pleas for Poverty

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In 1944 on a memorial visit to Rome, Little sister Magdeleine presented the Congregation to Pius XII as Little Sisters 'of no importance at all.'

This document called 'Our dearest desires' was handed to the Pope on the 19th December after Little sister Magdeleine had read it out to him at her first audience.  read more »

25. With Mary your mother

'Always be a little child with your heavenly Mother.'  read more »

22. Look at the whole of Christ's life

To begin to understand the whole life of Christ we need to have the eyes and heart of a child  read more »

21. Look at the crib

Magdeleine invites us to take a longer look at the crib..  read more »