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2230 St. Francis of Assisi, Florecillas. Consideraciones sobre las llagas, 3.ª: BAC, Escritos y biografía de su época (Madrid 1949) p. 207. For the English reference see: Ungolino di Monte Santa Maria, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi, W. Heywood, Trans., (Vintage Spiritual Classic 1998)

. See also The writings of St. Francis of Assisi, trans. Benen Fahy ; with introduction and notes by Placid Hermann (Chicago : Franciscan Herald Press, 1964).

2231 The phrase is” “To suffer or to die”: St. Teresa of Jesus, Libro de vida, chap. 40, n. 20: Obras completas, BAC (Madrid 1962) p. 176. See The Collected Works of Teresa of Avila: 3 Volumes by Kieran Kavanaugh O.C.D. and Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D. (editors/translators) (Institute of Carmelite Studies, Washington, DC, 1985, 1987, 2007). See also Project Gutenberg Ebook, The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus, produced by Elizabeth T. Knuth, posted on June 16, 2003.


2232 The complete phrase is: “To suffer, not to die, so as to suffer more”: Croisset, Juan, Año cristiano, mayo día 25 (Barcelona 1853) p. 482. Ex libris.

2233 The complete phrase is: “Lord, what I wish is for you to give me so that I may suffer and be scorned and held in low esteem” (cf. Crisógono de Jesús, Vida de San Juan de la Cruz, en: Vida y obra, BAC [Madrid 1974] p. 301. For English see The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross. Trans. Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D., and Otilio Rodriguez, O.C.D., revised edition [Institute of Carmelite Studies, 1991]).

2234 Blessed Michael of the Saints (Vic 1591-Valladolid 1625), Trinitarian mystic and preacher, was canonized by Pius IX in 1862, which would seem to indicate that this text is prior to that date.

2235 Eat, oh friends, and drink; and be inebriated, my dearly beloved.

2236 “Heaven, Earth and all things tell me to love thee” (Confessions, book X, chap. VI.) See trans. by J.G. Pilkington. From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, First Series, Vol. 1. Edited by Philip Schaff. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1887.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. .

2237 If anyone loves me, he will keep my Word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our abode with him.

2238 “The lover is in the beloved.” (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, 1-2, q. 26-39).

2239 “The lover is in the beloved by knowledge and affection.”

2240 Ps 33:6 Vulgate, (Ps 34:6); Come to him and be enlightened.

2241 St. Augustine, Enarrationes in Psalmum 33: Opera divi Aurelii Augustini (Paris 1681, VIII) p. 50. Ex libris. See also note 87.

2242 Cf. St. Teresa of Jesus, Meditaciones sobre los Cantares chap. 2, n. 2: BAC, Obras completas (Madrid 1962) p. 326. For English text see also note 89.

2243 Cf. Gisbert, Lorenzo, Vida portentosa de la seráfica y cándida virgen Santa Catalina de Sena (Gerona 1804) p. 30.

2244 Those who learn from our Lord Jesus Christ to be meek and Humble of heart make more progress by thinking and praying than by reading and listening.

2245 Rom 8:35, 38-39: Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or persecution, or the sword?” … “For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor might, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord”

2246 Venerable Tomé de Jesús, Trabajos de Jesús (Barcelona 1726) l, p. 25.

2247 This note appears in condensed form in his Retreat Resolutions for 1864

2248 Vulgate. (Ps 51:19): A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.

2249 Vulgate. (Ps 51: 12): A clean heart create in me, O God.

2250 Vulgate. (Ps 73:26): The God of my heart and my portion forever.

2251 May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith.

2252 Eph 3:17: being rooted and grounded in charity.

2253 Until Christ be formed in you.

2254 Anonymous, Vie de M. Olier (Paris 1853) I, p. 145. Ex libris.

2255 Confessions, 1. 10, ch. 27, n. 38, See note 94.

2256 BAC, Obras completas (Madrid 1962) pp. 270-271. For English text see note 89.

2257 Cf. Venerable Tomé de Jesús, Trabajos de Jesús (Barcelona 1726) l, p. 28.

2258 Heb 1:3: after having cleansed us from our sins.

2259 JHS = Jesus Savior of Mankind. Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death (Songs 8:6).

2260 Mt 12:34.

2261 This thought belongs to Eadmer of Canterbury (c.1060- c.1124), in his work Liber de excelentia Virginis Mariae (chap. 6), in which are found the works of St. Anselm (1033-1109), Archbishop and Doctor of the Church, and it goes like this: «Velociorque est nonnumquam Salus memorato nomine eius, quam invocato nomine Domini Jesu unici Filii eius. Et id quidem non ideo fit quod ipsa maior aut potentior eo sit, nec enim ipse magnus aut potens est per eam, sed illa per ipsum... Invocato... nomine Matris suae, etsi merita invocantis non merentur, merita tamen Matris intercedunt ut exaudiatur» [Sometimes salvation is quicker if we remember Mary's name than if we invoke the name of the Lord Jesus, her only son. This does not mean that she is greater and more powerful than him or that he is great and powerful through her, rather she through him. When we invoke the name of his mother, even if we have no merits to offer nevertheless we are listened to through the merits of his mother.] (PL 159, p. 570). This thought was picked-up by St. Alphonsus Mary Liguori with these words: “At times we find the way to our salvation more quickly invoking the name of Mary than invoking the name of Jesus” (The glories of Mary, part 4, chap. 9). See online version:
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