What The World Needs Now…


… is SAINTS! ‘Save me, O Lord, for there is now no saint: truths are decayed from among the children of men’ (Ps. 11:2).

It is said of St. Teresa of Avila that, by a single burning prayer, she – or rather, God acting in her – converted 10,000 criminals! Bl. John Massias obtained the release of 1.2 million souls from Purgatory. On the day St. Mechtilde died it was revealed to St. Gertrude, her intimate confidante, that no soul was lost (Rev. Auguste Saudreau notes this; another work says that “not one Christian soul” was lost. I defer to the experts; I have not read the Latin original.) Such anecdotes could be multiplied.

The question is: how do we account for this? Blosius provides the answer:

“Those, indeed, who are united to God without any medium, and allow Him freely to work in them, are the most dear friends of God, and in one little hour are of more advantage to the Church than others who have not attained to this union can be in many years.”
– Ven. Louis de Blois (Blosius), O.S.B. (‘A Book of Spiritual Instruction’)


6 thoughts on “What The World Needs Now…

  1. Happy New Year, Angela! I have often prayed for you when I invoke the intercession of St. Angela of Foligno. I have been perusing her writings fairly recently. Well worth reading!

    I would love to continue writing, but I have many other projects (including writing projects) that render this impossible for the time being. Ask Our Lady to enter into every aspect of your life, and She will teach you a seemingly infinite number of consoling truths.

    St. Angela, pray for us.

  2. I wish you would return to this blog and continue your work; you have no idea how much this blog has helped me. Happy New Year and God bless.

  3. You’re very welcome.

    … To that end (the triumph of Love and Mercy), the Tears of Our Lady are a great treasure.

    + PAX

    “The soul that abandons itself has nothing to do but remain in the arms of our dear Lord as a child on the bosom of its mother.” (St. Francis de Sales)

  4. What a lovely website! Thank you. I join you in prayer that Love and Mercy conquer all.

  5. Dear Greg,

    Any time. Thanks for sharing some good stuff yourself. I have read select portions of Gabrielle Bossis, ‘An Unpublished Manuscript on Purgatory,’ etc. There is certainly some good stuff in there.

    In terms of many – not all – of the more recent (alleged) private revelations, I am often unconvinced and therefore tend to stay away from them. As it is a complicated topic, I will have to leave it at that.

    I’m happy to pray for you, for sure. The world needs nothing more than holy priests. I’ll be praying for you this Advent/Christmas especially, as I have been. I saw your comment a couple of weeks back, but I am very sparing in my use of the net, hence the delayed response. On that note, I don’t use e-mail all that much if I can help it; if you want to comment here, though, I’ll reply eventually.

    St. Gertrude is one of my favourites (one of many)! I often pray to her and St. Mechtilde together. Certain Saints are like that, e.g. St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal. They are hard to separate.

    Yes, it is very edifying to read what some of the Saints say about Heaven, the rewards of the Elect, etc. It is also beautiful to ponder the extent to which we can increase their accidental joy and glory. Mother Agnes, the sister of Therese, said to her not long before she died, that she would do just this.

    The book that I was working on years ago may never see the light of day, but who knows. Time to write doesn’t particularly abound in my life, so I simply leave it to God; if He wishes, He can provide the means, or He can inspire someone else to do a better job of it!

    Here are a couple of book recommendations:

    Have a blessed Advent and Christmas, and please keep me in your prayers!


    “Our Lord then opened His Divine Heart to me, made me enter It, and disclosed to me the infinite perfections It contains. O what I there beheld! How can we think that all that is ours, and not die of love!”
    – Sister Marie-Catherine

  6. WOW! Thank you so much for posting this. I really have enjoyed reading some of your posts and feel as though your work of writing and compiling beautiful mystical quotes will go on to help many, many souls (both now and especially in the generations/ages to come) overcome scrupulosity, encounter the Lord’s Love and Mercy in an ever deeper and fuller way, and develop a stronger spirituality and prayer life. As Jesus told ‘Anne, apostle of the Returning King’ on the Monthly Message of August, 2010: “If heaven has a goal to accomplish, heaven begins preparing early. Much of your service, My dear apostles, will be that of sowing seeds for future conversions.” Source: https://directionforourtimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Monthly-Messages-Body.pdf

    Also, I didn’t introduce myself! My name is Greg, I am 24 years old, and if you could pray for me (especially at Mass and during your fervent rosaries!) I would be very grateful as I am a Seminarian in my first year with the Salesians of St. Don Bosco in California! 🙂 I also love reading the mystics of the Church and heavenly messages (my birthday is on the Feast Day of St. Gertrude, November 16th!). I also LOVED “Jesus Appeals to the World” by Fr. Lawrence Sales about Sr. Mary Consolata Betrone and am trying to spread her “Act of Love” prayer via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubZhv6ZHnR4 (Feel free to share!)

    Your writings were also a great help and inspiration to me in a recent writing I did on various matters of spirituality, which I wanted to send you in case you’d like to read (feel free to send me your email!)! (Also, I would love to buy/read your book as soon as you publish so please keep me posted!) May God continue to bless you through Our Immaculate Mother Mary and our spiritual father, Joseph, and make all your labors bear an abundant harvest in souls in this age and in eternity!)

    Yours in the Three Sacred Hearts! https://www.3sacredhearts.com/index.html


    My blog/website: https://liveandliveon.com/

    Btw, have you ever heard of the mystic, laywoman, nurse, and actress in the early 1900’s Blessed Gabrielle Bossis or read her amazing book “He and I”? The following is a beautiful little expert of Christ’s words to her! You can learn more about her and read more here! https://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2009/11/gabrielle-bossis-he-and-i.html

    “Do you realize how many sinners you can save in a single day? Think of My dazzling power, riches, and generosity. Who could hinder Me from giving you souls if I wish to do so? “For the earth, My justice is shackled by My mercy, moved to pity by the prayers of those I love. So count more on My generosity both for you and for all those you commit to Me. Dare to hope more than you have ever hoped before, as you come to believe in the divine openhandedness. We aren’t on the same plane: then expect the extraordinary.“

    Finally, THANK YOU for posting about St. Aloysius according to St. Mary Magdalene De Pazzi! (Aren’t visions of others saints in their glory in Heaven so cool? I know St. Gertrude detials many of them, and Luisa of Piccarretta also once described seeing St. Aloysius as follows: St. Aloysius Gonzaga once appeared before Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta with a love so dazzling, flaming, and great that it seemed “to be able to burn the whole world to ashes.” Jesus then told her, “Look how beautiful Aloysius is; but the greatest thing in him, which distinguished him on earth, was the Love with which he operated. Everything was love in him- love occupied him interiorly, love surrounded him externally; so, one can say that even his breath was love. That is why it is said of him that he never suffered distraction- because Love inundated him everywhere, and with this love he will be inundated eternally, as you see.”

    The following words from a soul in purgatory (approved by the Church) in An Unpublished Manuscript on Purgatory reminded me of them! Feel free to read through this amazing mystical work and please, please, please let me know if you have any spiritual reading recommendations for me to bolster a deeper intimacy with the Lord for me in prayer!!! Thank you so much and God bless!

    “Some souls have their Purgatory on earth by suffering, others by love, for love is a true martyrdom. The soul that really tries to love Jesus finds that notwithstanding all its efforts it does not love Him as much as it wants to, and that is for that soul a perpetual martyrdom caused by a love which is not without great suffering. It is, as I told you, rather like the state of a soul in Purgatory, who continually leaps up towards Him who is its only desire, and who at the same time is hurled back because its expiation is not completed.”


    PS- Some more quotes I compiled to share with others (like blog followers!) to bring down more graces on the earth and save more and more souls!!! 🙂 Available here (in my blog post beseeching prayers for President Trump!) https://liveandliveon.com/2020/11/06/5-powerful-ways-to-pray-for-our-president-our-nation-and-our-world/

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