10 January

1939: VILLA NUEVA DE GUAYMALLEN (Mendoza), AR, “Instituto Murialdo”

“Faithful to the charism that the Spirit has given Murialdo, the confreres live their vocation with the certainty that God loves them at every moment, that this love is infinite, free, personal, tender, most of all merciful, and that all their life is guided by Him.”

(Const. 4)

9 January

“God loves me with a love that is so great, so perfect that it is like him, as infinite and eternal as he is; for there is nothing uneven in God; there is no more or less; all that is in God is God: as great, immense, eternal, infinite as God himself is”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Testament, p. 119)

8 January

The congregation is called to have the honour to represent and reproduce among men the dear Family of St. Joseph, in which the most ardent charity of the Son of God was continually reflected in his Holy Guardian and is his most sweet Mother”.

(Haec fratribus, p. 66)

7 January

Let us leave it to God: he loves us more than we do, and our fate is better in his hands than in ours own”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Letters III, 1222)

6 January

For today you have revealed the mystery of our salvation in Christ as a light for the nations,
and when he appeared in our mortal nature, you made us new by the glory of his immortal nature
”.

(Preface)

4 January

Our Congregation will have lasting and prosperous life if, carefully and diligently imitating St. Joseph, will strive to practice always humility and charity, its characteristic virtues, and if will constantly improve in them”.

(The Goal, p. 35)

3 January

We can say that if the being of our congregation lies in humility, then its working lies in charity. In this too it will be like the Holy Family, which, in her little house of Nazareth, in humility existed and in charity operated”.

(Explanation, p. 86)

2 January

“Whenever Jesus was speaking about the Eternal Father he never ceased to call him: your heavenly Father. Indeed, in a transport of love, he came up one day with those tender words: Do not want to call anyone on earth your father. You have not other Father than the one who is up there in heaven”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings XI, p. 297)

1 January

1969: BRASILIA, Guará I, “São Paulo Apóstolo” Parish.

“God and Our Lady of Peace undoubtedly not only will console you, but will help you; and they will make us know about the most just, the most high and most lovable will of God”.

(Haec fratribus, p. 195)