28 October

What I see in my life? On the one hand, an unbroken chain of the most unique graces, the most chosen benefits given by God; and on the other hand a not less continuous chain of sins, of ingratitude and of negligence on my part.

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Testament, p. 73)

27 October

1828: Baptism of St. LEONARDO MURIALDO in San Dalmazzo Parish, Turin

Here is the sacred font where your love gave me innocence and adopted me as your son in holy baptism.

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Testament, p. 145)

26 October

1828: Birth of SAN LEONARDO MURIALDO in Turin

You have preempted me with the sweetest blessings: from birth God filled me with his benefits.

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Testament, p. 71)

25 October

1987: MADRID, (SPAIN), “N. S. del Recuerdo” Parish

It is a ongoing work of 63 years that God continues in order to accomplish the great endeavour of my salvation and my sanctification.

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Testament, p. 129)

24 October

We will try to put into us that charity which, according to St. Paul, is patient, kind, not jealous, not quick-tempered, not inflated, does not seek its own interests, is not rude; does not rejoice over wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

(Explanation, p. 89)

22 October

How many are waiting for a hand moved by a heart burning with love of God! Their eternal salvation depends on your zeal, your kindness, your care and your prayers.

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Letters V, 2156)

21 October

We will avoid any hint of competition and contention among us and outside of us, and we will keep always the most cordial and brotherly relations with the other Congregations.

(Explanation, p. 89)

20 October

Totally commit your life to edify, to educate children and youth, conducting yourself so that your life be for them a constant example of virtue: you must become little with the little ones and all things to all people to gain all to Christ.”

(St. John Paul II, 1.12.1978)

19 October

They will recognize in theirs the same mission of the Divine Redeemer surrounded by children; the mission of St. Joseph, who was the excellent educator of the Child Jesus, poor and little artisan; ultimately the mission that the Catholic Church has always exercised at all times, giving fathers to orphans, feeders to the poor, teachers to the ignorant ones.

(Rules 379)