“My child, I have seated Myself at the door of your heart, so as to defend it from the entrance of evil passions.”
– Jesus to Bl. Elizabeth Canori–Mora
Our Lord’s Kingdom on Earth is established in the souls of men; there He reigns; it is there that He seeks His rest.
Knowing that God is with those who call on Him with trust and purity of intention, how can we not be consoled? If we are lonely, confused or tempted, we can turn to Him; He will make up for everything we lack, if only we let Him.
If we look to Christ for help, we have nothing to fear.
Bl. Elizabeth Canori-Mora: A Witness to God’s Goodness and Power
“One day Elizabeth saw furious devils under the form of giants rushing towards her, and trying to deprive her of life by piercing her throat.
On seeing this great danger, she cried out, and called Our Lord to her aid. At the same moment a ray of light, like lightning, flashed in the eyes of these hideous monsters, and immediately put them to flight. Elizabeth, being freed from these horrible phantoms, was pouring forth her thanks to God, when Our Lord appeared to her, and said:
“You were already no more than a corpse without life, when I took compassion on you. If my mercy had not been so great to you, what would have become of you?”
(p. 23 of her biography)
“Once fortified by Divine Grace,” she said, “from being weak as a baby, I became terrible as a lion and full of courage. I went into the battle in the Name of the Lord.” (p. 77)
“Several devils presented themselves to her, each carrying an instrument of torture, and threatening to torment her one after the other if she did not renounce her faith in Jesus Christ, and consent to all which they required from her. The holy woman renewed her confidence in Him Who giveth the victory in battle, and boldly said to them: “Torment me as much as you wish. I hope in Jesus Christ; in Him I am assured of victory.” (p. 78)
“Another day her soul appeared to her under the appearance of a pilgrim, with a staff in her hand, the feet naked, and the head uncovered. Our Lord also came, dressed as a pilgrim, and said:
“My daughter, you must pass through this forest. I will be your guide, come and follow Me.”
The Venerable Mother, fearing that this was some diabolical illusion, hesitated to go. Our Lord said to her:
“Follow Me; do not be afraid that you will be deceived: I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
At the same time He shot from His Heart a ray of light, which reassured her, and she began to follow Him resolutely.” (p. 107 – 108)
“Have confidence in Me; I promise you, as your God, that you shall gain the victory.”
– Jesus to Bl. Elizabeth