Oh my God, fill my soul with holy joy, courage and strength to serve you. Enkindle your love in me and then walk with me along the next stretch of road before me. I do not see very far ahead, but when I have arrived where the horizon now closes down, a new prospect will open before me and I shall meet with peace.
–St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Marianne G says
How lovely 🙂 A friend just texted me the question, "Who is the Saint for the Poor in Spirit?" My reply was that I would say Our Lady. When my Mom was in ICU a couple of years ago, I would go to the chapel in the hospital and pray. Most of the time, I was alone so I would also at times sing to the Lord. I was especially touched and consoled one night as I sang "Blessed Are They." The words that I recalled this morning when asked about a Saint for the Poor in Spirit were: "Blest are they, the poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of God, Blest are they, full of sorrow, they shall be consoled, Rejoice and be glad! Blessed are you, holy are you! Rejoice and be glad! Your is the kingdom of God!" Another verse, "Blest are they who seek peace, they are the children of God…."
Immediately after I sent this information to my friend, I saw in my inbox your beautiful Queen of Peace. Forwarded her to my friend. I'd say Divine Providence, how about you?
Love your blog and have forwarded it to my soon to be new mama, daughter.
Praying for you and your beautiful family.
Erin Franco says
Thank you so much, Marianne! I'm honored that you read my blog–truly. Mom forwards me some of the incredible reflections you send to family and friends, and more than once there was something I very much needed to hear that day! God bless you as well! I hope to meet you in person one day.