31 May

God wants us to get all the graces through the intercession of Mary, wanting so, with this singular privilege, to glorify and exalt the Mother of his Son”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings VI, p. 287-288)

30 May

“As the Founder exhorts, the confreres shall call upon the Immaculate Virgin, Mediatrix of grace and mother of mercy: they shall honour her with filial love; shall spread her devotion and see her as the model for their religious consecration”.

(Const. 43)

29 May

“My good Mother freed me from a heavy cross, and did so as soon as I had recourse to her, remembering her that no one ever had recourse to her without being granted”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Testament, p. 147)

27 May

“Love for Jesus Christ is the motivation that does it all. Preach sermons on every duty; everyone is convinced; but do they put them into practice? Yes, in proportion to their love for Jesus”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings I, p. 160)

26 May

“O God, who never cease to bestow the glory of holiness on the faithful servants you raise up for yourself, graciously grant that the Holy Spirit may kindle in us that fire with which he wonderfully filled the heart of Saint Philip Neri”.

(From the Liturgy, Collect)

25 May

Another important aspect of communion is the promotion of forms of association, whether of the more traditional kind or the newer ecclesial movements, which continue to give the Church a vitality that is God’s gift and a true ‘springtime of the Spirit’”.

(Novo Millenio Ineunte 46)

24 May

“All in the holy hands of Mary, our guarantee, our advocate: the cause of our salvation, rather of our holiness, will not be lost in her hands”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings III, p. 203)