Persevere in thoroughly conquering yourself in the small daily contradictions you receive; know that God wishes nothing from you at present but that. Busy not yourself then in doing anything else: do not sow your desires in another’s garden, but cultivate well your own. Do not desire not to be what you are, but desire to be very well what you are. .. What is the use of building castles in Spain when we have to live in France? It is my old lesson and you know it well.And the sentences below are from a letter written to “a Young Married Lady”:
Be very gentle; do not live by humors and inclinations, but by reason and devotion. Love your husband tenderly, as having been given to you by the hand of our Lord. You must take great care to bring your spirit to peace and tranquility. If you could stir the deep part of your soul to love the practice of gentleness and true humility, you would be admirable; but it is necessary to often think about it.
Sister Joanne Gonter, VHM