Littlest Souls Archive (2012 – 2020)

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On this page you will find links to all past articles on Littlest Souls.

Of your charity, please consider saying a prayer for the author/compiler, who has decided to retire from writing indefinitely, so as to focus on more pressing matters. God willing, I will return some day to writing a book that I started working on many years ago.

I will try to check the site every now and then for possible comments.
To all readers/followers/supporters, thank you, and God bless!

‘Amplectere Mariam’!

[ps. The formatting needs serious work…]

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******* 2020 *******

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“How shall we become more like Him except by doing His Divine Will?”
– St. Teresa of the Andes (d. April 12, 1920)

AUGUST

A Scriptural Hymn in Honour Of Mary

What The World Needs Now…

Christian = Temple, Priest, Victim

An Extremely Powerful Prayer of Thanksgiving For Holy Communion

The Key To Rebuilding Christian Culture: The Prophetic Words of St. Peter Julian Eymard (d. Aug 1, 1868; Feast: Aug 2)

JULY
The Value of Love: St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi Describes the Reward of St. Aloysius
The Meaning of “The Miracle of the Sun” at Fatima (Oct 13, 1917)
MAY
How to Pass the Days in Peace and Joy: Advice from a Saintly Cardinal
APRIL
Jesus Lives On In The Church (Pt. 3): The Mystical Tradition (cont.)
Jesus Lives On In The Church (Pt. 2): The Mystical Tradition
Easter, 2020: The Centenary of Death of St. Teresa of the Andes
Jesus Lives On in the Church (Pt. 1): The Theological Tradition
JANUARY
The Saints are Eager to Share Their Spiritual Goods
The Devil’s Greatest Enemy (Pt. 3): Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces

******* 2019 *******

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“I am the Mother of fair love, of fear, of knowledge, and of hope; I will always remain your Mother.”
– Our Lady to St. Crescentia von Kaufbeuren (d. April 5, 1744)

DECEMBER
The Devil’s Greatest Enemy (Pt. 2): Mary, the New Judith
The Devil’s Greatest Enemy (Pt. 1): Mary, the New Queen Esther
A Miracle of St. Therese: The Conversion of Fr. Hyacinthe Loyson
NOVEMBER
A Saint Tells Us How to Become “a great Saint”
What is the Ultimate Reason for the Incarnation?
OCTOBER
Ven. Louis de Blois: Thoughts on Paradise
SEPTEMBER
The Power of Praise: A Sublime Revelation Given to St. Mechtilde
Mary: Mother of the Eucharist
AUGUST
‘Man Ate The Bread of Angels’ (Ps. 77:25): The Eucharist as Milk
JULY
Some Consoling Biblical Titles for Christ
JUNE
The Most Essential Christian Prayer Book
MAY
The Value of a Fervent Communion

******* 2018 *******

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I reserve copious treasures in My Heart for these last times,
in order to revive the half-dead faith
of the Christians of these days.”
– Our Lord to Ven. Philomena of St. Columba
(d. August 13, 1868)

SEPTEMBER
A 19th century Benedictine Mystic: Some Anecdotes and Sayings (Pt. 2)

A 19th Century Benedictine Mystic: Some Anecdotes and Sayings (Pt. 1)

AUGUST
7 Years a Slave
FEBRUARY
St. Therese’s Hungarian Sister (d. May 13, 1933)
JANUARY
A Calendar of the Littlest Souls

******* 2017 *******

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[On aspirations:] How many victories I could win by this easy and powerful weapon!”
– Fr. Willie Doyle (d. August 16, 1917)

NOVEMBER
Meet the Littlest Souls…
AUGUST
33 Reasons to Consecrate Yourself to Mary
FEBRUARY
A Eucharistic Vision of Vénérable Mère Marie-Thérèse du Cœur de Jésus
JANUARY
Words from Jesus for the New Year
******* 2016 *******

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“… I make the most beautiful masterpieces precisely from souls that I have drawn from the lowest things, from the mud, because I have more material to work upon.”
– Our Lord to Sr. Benigna Consolata Ferrero (d. September 1, 1916)

NOVEMBER
6 Easy Ways to Grow in Divine Love (Pt. 2)
OCTOBER
6 Easy Ways to Grow in Divine Love
SEPTEMBER
Wisdom from the Writings of Saintly Souls (on a Range of Topics)
An Offering of Oneself to Merciful Love
The Most Efficacious Remedy for the Evils of Today
JULY
Hidden Treasures of the Spiritual Life
Our Friends, the Saints
An Image of the Faithful Soul
Man’s Only Good
JUNE
Liberty of Spirit: The End of Scrupulosity
Consoling Revelations
“Virtue consists above all in…”
Some Saintly Insights into the “Little Way”
MAY
A Rose from St. Therese
Infinite Wealth? At What Cost?
Humility Feeds Love…
APRIL
Offer Your Indulgences for the Poor Souls in Purgatory!
The Fruit of Good Intentions: A Vision Given to St. Mechtilde
If There Were No Misery, There Would Be No Mercy
MARCH
The Life and Revelations of Sister Jeanne Bénigne Gojos
Why You Should Love St. Joseph
The Eucharist and a Conversation Between Christ and a Demon
If You Want to Save Souls…
14 Rules for Christian Living
Aspirations: An Easy Way to Attain Holiness and Joy
FEBRUARY
Loving God = True Freedom
Catching Foxes, and Eternal Salvation
10 Inspiring Sayings from the Saints
17 Lessons/Revelations on How to Love
Devotion to the Holy Face: A Key to Happiness and Final Perseverance!
Anniversary of an Extraordinary Soul: Yvonne-Aimée de Jésus
A “Challenge for Lent” from God Himself!
JANUARY
Some Scriptures and Corresponding Revelations
The Secret to Happiness
Prayer and Suffering
‘Devotion for the Dying’: The Most Pleasing Devotion to Jesus and Mary
God’s Providence: Fascinating Connections between 10 Mystics

Patron Saint Selections, 2016

******* 2015 *******

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“Benigne must not be surprised to see some faults in herself after receiving so many mercies, and even to feel imperfect emotions, provided she does not dwell on them.”
– Our Lord to Sr. Jeanne Benigne Gojos (b. July 20, 1615)

DECEMBER

“Little Soul” Patron Saint for 2016 (“Jubilee of Mercy”)

NOVEMBER

Last post until the New Year…
(evidently not)

St. Mechtilde: Some Anecdotes

Our Lady Comforts Her Children at the Moment of Death

OCTOBER

God’s Goodness Surpasses All Understanding

Don’t Measure God’s Mercy

Daily Revelation and Reflection: The Love of God (#9)

Daily Revelation and Reflection: The Love of God (#8)

Daily Revelation and Reflection: The Love of God (#7)

Daily Revelation and Reflection: The Love of God (#6)

Daily Revelation and Reflection: The Love of God (#5)

Daily Revelation and Reflection: The Love of God (#4)

Daily Revelation and Reflection: The Love of God (#3)

Daily Revelation and Reflection: The Love of God (#2)

Daily Revelation and Reflection: The Love of God (#1)

Superstitious Fears are Not from God

Merciful Revelations to Sr. Yvonne-Aimée (d. 1951)

SEPTEMBER

Why did God make us, knowing that we would sin? (And Various Other Revelations Given to St. Hildegard)

33 Safe-to-Read Mystics

A Simple Way to “Pray Always”

Some Revelations about the Catholic Faith

AUGUST

In Christ We Can Do All Things

How to Best Please God

APRIL

JOY in the Spiritual Life: Q + A

A Revelation That Most Catholics Are Saved (Pt. 2)

What Wounds Jesus Most?

A Defence of God’s Justice (A Catholic Perspective)

MARCH

Custody of the Eyes: A Commentary on St. Alphonsus

FEBRUARY

An Updated Post on Scrupulosity

Blessed Angela’s Visions of the Mass

Divine Grace and Beauty of Soul

A Beautiful Revelation for Every Christian (Pt. 3)

JANUARY

Some Remarkable Revelations About Heaven

6 Eucharistic Books That May Change Your Life (Excerpts included)

Jesus Asks His Spouses to Pray for Priests

Some Powerful Motives to Love God

******* 2014 *******

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[Addressing Judas:] O dear and beloved son, what a return thou makest to One who weeps the loss of thee more than His own Passion and Death, because for this He came into this world.”
– Our Lord to St. Camilla Battista da Varano (d. May 31, 1524)

NOVEMBER

A Revelation on Divine Mercy (to St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi)

“I am your God… I Myself want to live in your heart.”

Mary’s Appeal to the Worst of Sinners

Why Pray for the Souls in Purgatory?

OCTOBER

A Prayer EVERY Christian Should Know and Love…

Consolation for Scrupulous Souls (Some Advice from St. Alphonsus)

SEPTEMBER

Something to Consider When You Suffer…

My Favourite Scripture Verse.

How to Attain Lasting Peace

A Helpful Tip for Overcoming Temptation.

JULY

The Eucharist (part 2): The Eucharist in the Lives of 101 Mystics!

The Eucharist (part 1).

How to Remain Forever United to Jesus.

JUNE

Words from the Saints and Mystics on Humility

“Be like a child with Me,” says Jesus.

God is Patient and Rich in Mercy.

MAY

Trust in God’s Providence!

An Amazing Story of God’s Mercy Towards a Blasphemer!

Be Happy? Be SAVED? …Be ye perfect!

APRIL

Why Holiness Brings Unspeakable Joy to the Soul!

Our Lord’s Tender Love, as Revealed to Sr. Gertrude Mary.

Powerful Reflections on Eternity.

MARCH

Jesus: “If you knew how I love you…”

17 Quotes/Revelations to Inspire Confidence in God’s Love.

“God Alone!”: A Simple, Consoling and Blessed Rule for Living.

FEBRUARY

Excellent Online Resources for Scrupulosity! (**Including an Excerpt from Blosius**)

Do We Value God’s Love As Our Only Good?

God, In His Love, Would Close Hell If It Were Possible!

A Sure Way to Convert Sinners, Even in their Final Moments!

Amend Your Life and You Will Be Saved!

7 Signs of The Holy Spirit: A Revelation to St. Bridget

JANUARY

Encouragement For Those Tried By Unwanted Thoughts.

15 Reasons To Suffer With LOVE.

Some More Help For Overcoming Scruples.

Our Lord Weeps More for Sinners Than for His Own Passion and Death.

Those We Will Be Surprised To See In Heaven…

Something For Christians To Meditate Upon Daily.

Encouragement For Those Tempted To Despair…

A Beautiful Revelation For Every Christian (Pt. 2)

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“We of ourselves, it is true, could not by the offering of our whole lives make satisfaction to God for even one of the venial sins we think so lightly of when we commit them, but God views our good actions as the fruit of the Passion of His Beloved Son; and thus it is that a good action is more pleasing, necessarily so, to Him than a bad action is displeasing.”
– Ven. Mother Mary Potter (d. April 9, 1913)

DECEMBER

Divine Love Drives Out Scruples.

A Revelation That Most Catholics Are Saved.

Some Beautiful Words About HEAVEN.

Jesus Loves Your Company.

Consoling Thoughts On Salvation.

NOVEMBER

A Beautiful Revelation For Every Christian

A Powerful Meditation: The Thirty-Three Years of Jesus’ Life

How Jesus Intercedes for us at Holy Mass!

A Touching Prayer for a Sinner

The Conversion of Four Hardened Sinners

Distrustful soul, “Confide in the mercy of God.”

DIVINE MERCY: A Revelation To Bl. Angela

Merciful Revelations Given To St. Bridget

God’s Great Love For Judas

The Infinite Dignity of the Holy Eucharist!

God Abandons No One.

OCTOBER

A SURE Way to Be Happy.

Confession: Sins Forgotten Are Forgiven

“I wait for you…”

Worried About the Future?

Sr. Benigna Consolata: Friend of “little souls”

The Joy of Pain.

A Remedy For Sadness!

“Why do you fear death?” – Jesus to Sr. Mary

An Amazing Conversion Story: From Apostate to Saint

“My Future to Thy Providence”

SEPTEMBER

Seek Consolation In The Sacred Heart Of Jesus!

Keep falling into the same sins? Pray!

Jesus Is Most Deserving Of Compassion!

Love Of God: “the only true love”…

A Remedy For Anxiety (Revelations to a privileged nun)

Union With God: “An Anticipated Paradise”!

Fear Of Hell? … Consolation For The Doubtful

What Gives God “Infinite Pleasure”?

Three Reasons To Have GREAT Confidence In God!

Devotion To Mary: A Promise Given To St. Bridget

A Beautiful (And Extremely Encouraging) Revelation From Our Lord, Jesus, To Sr. Benigna!

Lacking Confidence In God?

To Inspire You With Love: “For THEE I was made man…” (Jesus to St. Mechtilde)

The Mercy of God “seeks even the obstinate.”

AUGUST

Jesus: “My child, you canst do nothing more gratifying to Me than to…”

A Cause For Hope: God’s Unchanging Goodness!

MARY, MOTHER OF MERCY: Refuge For Even The Hardest, Most Despairing Sinners! (part 6)

Clarity for Scrupulous Souls: Simple Explanations of “Grey” Sins

JULY

The Blessed Virgin Mary Reveals The Meaning Of LUKE 2:7 To St. Gertrude

Spiritual Wisdom From A Saintly Priest: Words On Suffering, Heaven, Prayer, The Infinite Love Of God.

SUFFERING: How to Make the Greatest Evil in Our Lives Our Greatest Happiness

Visions Of Heaven: The Perfect Joy Of The Blessed

MARY, MOTHER OF MERCY: Refuge For Even The Hardest, Most Despairing Sinners! (part 5)

MARY, MOTHER OF MERCY: Refuge For Even The Hardest, Most Despairing Sinners! (part 4)

MARY, MOTHER OF MERCY: Refuge For Even The Hardest, Most Despairing Sinners! (part 3)

The SUPREME Duty And Privilege Of Every Christian: To “… set fire to the world…”

A Revelation From God To All: Atheists, Christians…

God’s Unfathomable Mercy: Deathbed Conversions

JUNE

God Loves Us Because Of What HE Is, Not What WE Are!

Christian Mysticism: The Fire of Divine Love

The “First Nine Fridays” Devotion

Perfect Contrition: “The Golden Key of Paradise”

The Power Of St. Therese’s “little way”

“Do you know, daughter, for what reason I send crosses to souls dear to me?”

Incredible Revelations On ‘The Way Of The Cross’

Why Are Some Prayers Not Answered? (Revelation to St. Gertrude)

MAY

9 Powerful and Miraculous Prayers

Nine Reasons To Love God

Why is “The denial of sin… worse than sin”? (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)

What We Can Learn From Victim Souls

How To Attain Peace Of Soul

Consoling Words of Jesus to St. Gemma

There Is Nothing Greater On Earth Than Holy Mass!

Consoling Revelations About Suffering

APRIL

“God wills only our good…”

50 ‘Counsels’ To Ease Our Worries, And Bring Us Joy!

MARCH

“If thou lovest Me… thou wilt console Me.”

MARY, MOTHER OF MERCY: Refuge For Even The Hardest, Most Despairing Sinners! (part 2)

MARY, MOTHER OF MERCY: Refuge For Even The Hardest, Most Despairing Sinners! (part 1)

Our Lady’s Crown of 12 Stars/Privileges

FEBRUARY

Inspiring Stories of The Rosary!

“He is there!”

The Rosary: The Greatest Prayer After The Mass!
(… and the Divine Office)

A Great Promise Revealed to St. Gertrude

Lukewarmness: A Barrier to Joy

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“Let us not forget her [Mary’s] anguish, and at the hour of death, the Madonna will console and assist us: yea, if expedient for
our soul, she will show herself to us then, and she will manage that we will not feel the pains of death.”
– St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (d. February 27, 1862)

DECEMBER

Devotion to Mary, “Mother of All The Living”

The Catholic Church: God’s Gift to Mankind

NOVEMBER

Life And Revelations of Sr. Benigna Consolata Ferrero

Humility Will Set You Free!

OCTOBER

“Many Souls Exhaust Themselves…”

The Key To Spiritual Joy

Prayer: “A Key Opening GOD’S HEART”

Beautiful Words of Our Lord to Sr. Josefa Menendez

Three ESSENTIAL Spiritual Principles!

Overcoming Discouragement and Despondency (part 2)

SEPTEMBER

Overcoming Despondency and Discouragement (part 1)

“Confidence is Fortified by Faith”

How To Be Holy.

“How foolish is your fear of being damned!”

AUGUST

More Beautiful Revelations from St. Mechtilde.

An Infallible Cure for Scrupulosity

Tender Words of Our Lord to St. Mechtilde.

Tender Words of Our Lord to St. Gertrude.

Whenever You Gaze Upon A Crucifix…

Treatise on the Seven Spiritual Weapons.

JULY

An Arsenal for Overcoming Temptation (Part 2)

An Arsenal for Overcoming Temptation (Part 1)

A Powerful Shield Against Discouragement

JUNE

Jesus Would Die For You Alone.

To “Sinful Souls Drowned in Despair”

Prayer Before Holy Confession (spoken by Jesus).

Confidence Obtains Everything.

MAY

Humility: More Precious than Gold.

God’s Nature is to Give.

21 Mercies of God.

Jesus: “In Mass I come with…”

A Beautiful Story of God’s Merciful Providence!

A Book You Shouldn’t be Without…

Decalogue of Mercy.

Decalogue of Confidence.

Decalogue of Love.

2 ‘Golden Arrow’ Prayers.

“…your soul is My Heaven…”

A Prayer Before Bed…

“Come to Me… Do Not Be Afraid!”

‘Persona Christi’

A “Love Letter” from God to YOU!

More helpful tips for the scrupulous.

Are you scrupulous?… Some helpful tips for confession.

INFINITE MERCY

God’s Mercy: Always “Open” to us!

The SEEMINGLY unforgivable sin.

God desires YOUR love!

Hope Does Not Deceive.

Divine Mercy: Hope for the despairing.

The Immense Value of an Act of Love!

A beautiful meditation from the Heart of Jesus

“The Secret of Sanctity!”

God does not “get angry”

St. Faustina’s prayer of repentance/trust

10 Inspiring spiritual books!

Perseverance in Prayer.

“Prayer to Obtain the Grace of Boundless Confidence”

Dear scrupulous souls… relax… this is for you!

 

 

2 thoughts on “Littlest Souls Archive (2012 – 2020)

  1. Thanks be to God! I’ll share a few more quotes with you at the bottom of this comment (I hope to use some of these quotes in a book one day).

    I would love to continue to writing, but it is not feasible at present, unfortunately. God willing, I will return to it some day. In the meantime, I continue to gather up resources when I come by them.

    Have a blessed Lent, Angela! I’ll invoke St. Angela on your behalf during these days of “extreme love and mercy” (Our Lady to Luigina Sinapi). Please keep me in your prayers also.

    “Howsoever thou mayest discourse, thou canst not find any sin, any disease of the soul, for the which I have not brought the true medicine and given sufficient satisfaction for all sinners…” (Our Lord to St. Angela of Foligno)

    “Although no sin is absolutely unpardonable, those who sin against the Holy Ghost stubbornly resist the influence of grace and do not wish to repent. Hence their sin cannot be forgiven them.” (Cardinal Henry Manning, Sin and Its Consequences)

    Our Lady to St. Bridget of Sweden: “… it is the true faith and the perfect truth that if a
    person, at the devil’s instigation, had committed every sin against God and then, with true contrition and the purpose of amendment, truly repented these sins and humbly, with burning love, asked God for mercy, there is no doubt that the kind and merciful God himself would immediately be as ready to receive that person back into his grace with great joy and happiness as would be a loving father who saw returning to him his only, dearly beloved son, now freed from a great scandal and a most shameful death.” (Book 7, Ch 7)

    Another selection from St. Bridge of Sweden: “‘Tell me,” said Our Lady (to a demon), “could anyone be so wicked and so corrupted that he could not repent while he is alive?”
    “There is no one,” replied the demon “who cannot do so if he will, by means of grace. When a sinner of any kind changes his evil will into good will, not all the demons in Hell can prevent him.”

    St. Crescentia: “I rest entirely safe in the goodness and Blood of my Beloved. I acknowledge that I have often offended my God, but I will not offend Him by not hoping in Him; and therefore I do not entertain the least distrust in His inexhaustible goodness and in His fidelity to His promises. Nay, even if I alone had committed all the sins of all mankind, I would still rely on the infinite value of the Blood of Christ. I would then immerse my sins in the wounds of my Redeemer, believing that I could not do Him a greater honour than by putting the greatest trust in Him, notwithstanding my being the greatest sinner. I know, indeed, that God deserves to be loved for His justice as well as for His love; yet, I gather all my sins together, in the abyss of my nothingness, and cast them into the abyss of the divine mercy.”

    Bl. Henry Suso: “God is such an inexhaustible wellspring of boundless mercy and natural
    goodness that never was there a devoted mother who as willingly stretched out her hand to her own child that she had carried under her heart, seeing it in a raging fire, as God does to the penitent, even if it were possible that he had the sins of all men himself and committed them a thousand times every day.”

    From the Life of St. Lydwina of Schiedam: “At Schiedam a woman was the victim of such scruples, and was so disturbed by them that she always lived in a state of confusion, and was ready to fall into despair at any moment. The devil completely deranged her by showing her, during her sleep, a written word of a certain sin, which she had, nevertheless, confessed.
    ‘Thou mayest indeed have received absolution and accomplished the penance imposed, but this sin cannot be forgiven in this world or the next,’ he cried; ‘to whichever side thou turnest thyself, thou art damned.’
    The woman was dying of terror, when an inner voice said to her: ‘Run to Lydwine.’
    She rushed, like a hunted animal, to the Saint’s house and there melted into tears, crying out that she was a lost soul.
    ‘This writ with which the spirit of darkness threatens you is a lie,’ Lydwine assured her. ‘I
    will pray to the Lord to suppress it; be reassured and do not think of it again.’
    Directly [after] the woman had gone out, Lydwine begged Heaven to free her from the infernal snare; and at the same moment she was thrown into an ecstasy and saw the Blessed Virgin take the writing from the hands of Satan and destroy it.
    When she came to herself, the torn pieces of parchment littered her bed; her confessor, Jan Walter, whom she called in, examined them, and the woman was exonerated.”

  2. I don’t know you, but I am saddened you will not be adding to this blog anymore. You have no idea how much one of your blogs (The seemingly unforgiveable sin) helped me. I still read it very regularly and cling to the citations in there. God’s grace, a wonderful Confessor, and your post on the seemingly unforgivable sin were exactly what was needed. Thank you and God bless you.

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