A Year with the Saints – 14 September


The whole aim of whoever intends to give himself to prayer ought to be to labor, to resolve, to dispose himself, with all possible diligence, to conform his will to that of God. For in this consists all the highest perfection that can be acquired in the spiritual way. Saint Teresa of Avila

It was the principal object of all the prayers of this Saint, to conform herself in everything to the Divine Will. This also was the end that Saint Bernard fixed for himself at the beginning of his prayer, when he encouraged himself to make it, as we read in his Life, by the hope of knowing and doing the will of God. The same thing is related of Saint Vincent de Paul, and of many other servants of God.

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