|1 May Jesus, the Sun of justice, ever shine in your soul.||2 Trial is permitted by the goodness of the Lord.||3 All that is happening to you is the effect of love||4 (Trials are) a vocation to co-redemption and hence a source of glory.||5 The Lord is with you…not as a judge buts as a loving Father.||6 (The Lord) is associated with your suffering and associated you in his own.||7 Rejoice,…thanking the mercy of the Father, that you are not what you could have been, if his vigilant grace had not assisted you.|
|8 May Jesus bless you, always be King of your heart…sustaining your soul.||9 I beg you, be resolute, sure, constant and unshakeable, when faced with any trial…||10 Be resigned and comforted …By the assurances…(of the God who) loves you immensely.||11 I recommend you to Jesus…(who has) redoubled his graces and predilection towards your soul.||12 (Jesus) always remains the God of goodness, omnipotence and love||13 Take heart, for (the Lord) is with you, suffers with you, groans with you, and is pleased with you.|| 14 Love, and do whatever you wish. (Quote taken from St. Augustine)
|| 15 Every predestined soul must resemble Jesus.
|| 16 Haven’t you chosen Jesus as your portion? Therefore, let him treat you as he pleases
|| 17 I warmly bless you and wish you every grace from heaven.
|| 18 It is useless to struggle against the will of the One who can do all things
|| 19 Be patient…
|| 20 Let yourself be treated by Jesus as he pleases.
|| 21 Humble yourself beneath God’s powerful hand.
|| 22 The soul does not see (god) but (God is there within it.
|| 23 Your mission has not yet been fulfilled…you must thirst for the salvation of your brothers (and sisters).
|| 24 Everything is willed by God…Let matters take their course.
|| 25 Be resigned to the will of God.
|| 26 I desire for you and for everyone the fullness of heavenly charisms (gifts).
|| 27 May Jesus render you more and more worthy of his divine embraces.
|| 28 Always be better, and do your best not to displease Jesus in anything.
|| 29 Don’t doubt….stay firm in your vocation.
|| 30 Do not worry about the future.
|| 31 *Be calm and recommend to Jesus … (the souls) of all those who belong to me.
This month we finish quotes from the letters to Margherita Tresca:|
1918: August 31; October 7; October 29; November 22
1919: January 6; April 26
1921: May 12
St. Pio of Pietrelcina, your love for the Eucharist and for our Heavenly Mother Mary, made you respect and love every facet of life that spoke of God and his loving care for all His creation. Be with me as I open my heart to the Most Blessed Trinity and intercede for me that, through the intercession of Our Mother Mary and yours, I may be holy and always live in God’s Most holy Will.
Good Father, present me as your Spiritual Child to our Lady, as I open my heart to her, that she, in turn, may keep me and protect me in her Immaculate Heart, and lead me to Jesus.
As I see Jesus in the Eucharist I celebrate and receive so often, pray that I, as Mary, may be a Tabernacle where Jesus finds a welcoming and a well-prepared place to dwell and from which, as the Monstrance Mary is and I am called to be, Jesus can be presented to those whom I encounter on life’s journey.
Mary, My Mother, with Padre Pio as my companion in coming to you, I pray that you intercede for me before the Blessed Trinity Whose Daughter, Mother and Spouse you are.
To Our Lady(adapted Prayer composed by St. Bernard)
Padre Pio’s love for the Rosary that he recited so often in the course of each day, urges us to reflect upon the Rosary. Each day choose one mystery of the Rosary. Offer the following simple aspiration with the virtue of the day:
Good Jesus, through the… (here mention the mystery of the Rosary you will carry with you during the day) may the example of Our Blessed Mother Mary who lived this moment with you, and the devotion of Padre Pio who meditated on this mystery each day, obtain for me the grace of… (here mention the virtue of the mystery) today.
Annunciation and Incarnation HUMILITY
Baptism in the Jordan ACCEPTING GOD’S WILL
Transfiguration SEEING GOD AT ALL TIMES
Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane FERVOR
Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, through life’s joys and sorrows, enlighten me to live your Word, that I may come, one day, as Mary, to the glory you have promised all who hear your Word and keep It. You live forever.