Hand in Hand with Little Sister Magdeleine

The real infant Jesus

I keep the little statue of the Infant Jesus on my table but in fact I do not see it: It is the real Infant Jesus whom I gaze on…  read more »

Cultivate the human virtues

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Being a good Christian is more important than being a nun. We must cultivate the human virtues of hospitality and love to the highest possible decree and then add to them the virtues of the religious life.
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My prayer has always been

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My prayer has always been, Lord, send me any number of trials and any amount of suffering, but allow me to be always in perfect harmony with your Church.
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Keep your eyes wide open

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Keep your eyes wide open so as to see the suffering and misery of the world as well as the beauty of life and of the entire universe.  read more »

Immerse yourself deeply among people

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Immerse yourself deeply among people by sharing their life, through friendship and love. Give yourself to them completely like Jesus who came to serve and not to be served; you too become one with them. Then you will be like leaven which must lose itself in the dough to make it rise.  read more »

This is the essence of our vocation

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This is the essence of our vocation: to succeed in the difficult task of finding place in our hearts for all those people whom we are in close contact with in our day-to-day life, those whom the Lord places on our path, and to do it as though they were the only friend we had. That is the message of our Community, and I want us to carry it throughout the world, over every continent, to all peoples, be they Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Marxists or non-believers.  read more »

Because of the overflowing abundance of his love

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Because of the overflowing abundance of his love, Christ, the Son of God, chose to pass through the state of utter helplessness of a tiny child, the only state in which someone is totally given over into the hands of another. That is how our God first appeared, and he wants to be contemplated and adored in this state not only by the lowly but also by the great. He accepted the adoration of both shepherds and wise men, and he even led them by a star into his presence, he this little baby without grandeur or majesty.  read more »

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 »