18 January

The essential feature is unity, concord; and then concord can last if humility and charity triumph; from them tolerance and forgiveness of the small clashes that can happen are born”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings IX, p. 234)

17 January

Never let a day go by without praying this Lady, who as our mother is not able to deny us the graces we ask her for, and as the Mother of God gets from God what she wants”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings VII, p. 332)

16 January

St. Joseph is for us that faithful and prudent servant whom God has appointed as head of his family and from whom we have to take direction and example”.

(The goal, p. 34)

15 January

1990: HERMOSILLO, (MÉX), “Santa Isabel de Hungría” Parish
“We are all a mixture of divine benefits. Our life: a fabric, a chain of divine benefits”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings III, p. 243)

14 January

“We read in the books of piety, and preach from the pulpit on the great love of God for humanity, but we do not reflect enough on the fact that it is right now, at this very moment, that God loves us so truly and infinitely”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Testament, p. 111)

13 January

“How great is God’s love for me! And I, what kind of love should I have for him? I should love him with an infinite love”.

(St Leonard Murialdo, Testament, p. 119)

12 January

Humility will lead the Josephites to find joy in a poor and hidden life. Charity will help them to transform each community into a family like the one of Nazareth, to give themselves with all their strength to needy youth, and to promote peace and harmony among all those who work together for the coming of the Kingdom of God.”

(Const. 6)

11 January

“Is there a more tender love than a father’s love? Yes, mothers are used to love even more tenderly, sweetly and affectionately. Well, God will love us with a mother’s love.”

(St. Leonard Murialdo, Writings XI, p. 298)

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)