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When we had left our kneelers and had started to recite the formula for the vows, Jesus appeared at my side clad in a white garment with a golden girdle around His waist, and He said to me, I give you eternal love that your purity may be untarnished and as a sign that you will never be subject to temptations against purity. Jesus took off His golden cincture and tied it around my waist. Since then I have never experienced any attacks against this virtue, either in my heart or in my mind. I later understood that this was one of the greatest graces which the Most Holy Virgin Mary had obtained for me, as for many years I had been asking this grace of Her...She has taught me how to love God interiorly and also how to carry out His holy will in all things. O Mary, You are joy because through you, God descended to earth [and] into my heart. (40)
 
God demands great purity of certain souls, and so He gives them a deeper knowledge of their own misery. Illuminated by light from on high, the soul can better know what pleases God and what does not. (112)
In the morning, during meditation, I felt a painful thorn in the left side of my head. The suffering continued all day. I meditated continually about how Jesus had been able to endure the pain of so many thorns which made up His crown. I joined my suffering to the sufferings of Jesus and offered it for sinners. At four o'clock when I came for adoration, I saw one of our wards offending God greatly by sins of impure thoughts. I also saw a certain person who was the cause of her sin. My soul was pierced with fear, and I asked God, for the sake of Jesus' pain, to snatch her from this terrible misery. Jesus answered that He would grant her that favour, not for her sake, but for the sake of my request. Now I understood how much we ought to pray for sinners, and especially for our wards. Our life is truly apostolic; .... Zeal for the salvation of souls should burn in our hearts. (349 -50)
Stanley walked me to the car [as she began her journey back to the convent]. I told him how much God loves pure souls and assured him God was satisfied with him. When I was telling him about the goodness of God and of how He thinks of us, he burst out crying like a little child, and I was not surprised, for this was a pure soul and, as such, more capable of recognising God. (402)
I learned in the course of meditation that the purer the soul, the greater her communion with God on the spiritual level. She pays little heed to the senses and their protests. God is a spirit, and so I love Him in spirit and in truth. (1270)

2 posted on 04/25/2011 5:24:02 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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3 posted on 04/25/2011 6:12:39 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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