27 May 2011
Blessed Francis X. Seelos - On Advice to Certain Women
I have been following this new blog with much interest. What an honor to be here with all of you. Mahalo for asking me to join.
I thought I would share something from Blessed Seelos. He was truly a humble priest who was filled with joy. The following are words by Father Seelos to:
-his recently widowed mother who was lonely following her husband's death: "Love these days entirely recollected in God, like holy Anne who never left the temple...Prayer is the best medicine which conquers ever pain."
-a young lady contemplating the religious life: "A vocation and perseverance are special favors from God and can be obtained by prayer only. Therefore, I advise you to pray continuously not only when in church, but also when at home and at your work. But at the sacrifice of the Mass and after Holy Communion prayers are most powerful."
Quotations from Cheerful Ascetic: The Life of Francis Xavier Seelos, C.Ss.R. by Michael J. Curley, C.Ss.R.