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!
[ps. The formatting needs serious work…]
******* 2020 *******
“How shall we become more like Him except by doing His Divine Will?”
– St. Teresa of the Andes (d. April 12, 1920)
A Scriptural Hymn in Honour Of Mary
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)
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)
How to Pass the Days in Peace and Joy: Advice from a Saintly Cardinal
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
The Saints are Eager to Share Their Spiritual Goods
The Devil’s Greatest Enemy (Pt. 3): Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces
******* 2019 *******
“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)
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
A Saint Tells Us How to Become “a great Saint”
What is the Ultimate Reason for the Incarnation?
Ven. Louis de Blois: Thoughts on Paradise
The Power of Praise: A Sublime Revelation Given to St. Mechtilde
Mary: Mother of the Eucharist
‘Man Ate The Bread of Angels’ (Ps. 77:25): The Eucharist as Milk
Some Consoling Biblical Titles for Christ
The Most Essential Christian Prayer Book
The Value of a Fervent Communion
******* 2018 *******
“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)
A 19th century Benedictine Mystic: Some Anecdotes and Sayings (Pt. 2)
A 19th Century Benedictine Mystic: Some Anecdotes and Sayings (Pt. 1)
7 Years a Slave
St. Therese’s Hungarian Sister (d. May 13, 1933)
A Calendar of the Littlest Souls
******* 2017 *******
“[On aspirations:] How many victories I could win by this easy and powerful weapon!”
– Fr. Willie Doyle (d. August 16, 1917)
Meet the Littlest Souls…
33 Reasons to Consecrate Yourself to Mary
A Eucharistic Vision of Vénérable Mère Marie-Thérèse du Cœur de Jésus
Words from Jesus for the New Year
******* 2016 *******
“… 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)
6 Easy Ways to Grow in Divine Love (Pt. 2)
6 Easy Ways to Grow in Divine Love
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
Hidden Treasures of the Spiritual Life
Our Friends, the Saints
An Image of the Faithful Soul
Man’s Only Good
Liberty of Spirit: The End of Scrupulosity
“Virtue consists above all in…”
Some Saintly Insights into the “Little Way”
A Rose from St. Therese
Infinite Wealth? At What Cost?
Humility Feeds Love…
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
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
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!
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
******* 2015 *******
“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)
“Little Soul” Patron Saint for 2016 (“Jubilee of Mercy”)
Last post until the New Year…
Our Lady Comforts Her Children at the Moment of Death
God’s Goodness Surpasses All Understanding
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)
Why did God make us, knowing that we would sin? (And Various Other Revelations Given to St. Hildegard)
Some Revelations about the Catholic Faith
In Christ We Can Do All Things
JOY in the Spiritual Life: Q + A
A Revelation That Most Catholics Are Saved (Pt. 2)
A Defence of God’s Justice (A Catholic Perspective)
Custody of the Eyes: A Commentary on St. Alphonsus
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)
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 *******
“[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)
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?
A Prayer EVERY Christian Should Know and Love…
Consolation for Scrupulous Souls (Some Advice from St. Alphonsus)
Something to Consider When You Suffer…
A Helpful Tip for Overcoming Temptation.
The Eucharist (part 2): The Eucharist in the Lives of 101 Mystics!
How to Remain Forever United to Jesus.
Words from the Saints and Mystics on Humility
“Be like a child with Me,” says Jesus.
God is Patient and Rich in Mercy.
An Amazing Story of God’s Mercy Towards a Blasphemer!
Be Happy? Be SAVED? …Be ye perfect!
Why Holiness Brings Unspeakable Joy to the Soul!
Our Lord’s Tender Love, as Revealed to Sr. Gertrude Mary.
Powerful Reflections on Eternity.
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.
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
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)
******* 2013 *******
“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)
Divine Love Drives Out Scruples.
A Revelation That Most Catholics Are Saved.
Some Beautiful Words About HEAVEN.
Consoling Thoughts On Salvation.
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
The Infinite Dignity of the Holy Eucharist!
Confession: Sins Forgotten Are Forgiven
Sr. Benigna Consolata: Friend of “little souls”
“Why do you fear death?” – Jesus to Sr. Mary
An Amazing Conversion Story: From Apostate to Saint
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!
To Inspire You With Love: “For THEE I was made man…” (Jesus to St. Mechtilde)
The Mercy of God “seeks even the obstinate.”
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
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
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)
9 Powerful and Miraculous Prayers
Why is “The denial of sin… worse than sin”? (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
What We Can Learn From Victim Souls
Consoling Words of Jesus to St. Gemma
There Is Nothing Greater On Earth Than Holy Mass!
Consoling Revelations About Suffering
50 ‘Counsels’ To Ease Our Worries, And Bring Us Joy!
“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
Inspiring Stories of The Rosary!
The Rosary: The Greatest Prayer After The Mass!
(… and the Divine Office)
A Great Promise Revealed to St. Gertrude
Lukewarmness: A Barrier to Joy
******* 2012 *******
“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)
Devotion to Mary, “Mother of All The Living”
The Catholic Church: God’s Gift to Mankind
Life And Revelations of Sr. Benigna Consolata Ferrero
“Many Souls Exhaust Themselves…”
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)
Overcoming Despondency and Discouragement (part 1)
“Confidence is Fortified by Faith”
“How foolish is your fear of being damned!”
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.
An Arsenal for Overcoming Temptation (Part 2)
An Arsenal for Overcoming Temptation (Part 1)
A Powerful Shield Against Discouragement
Jesus Would Die For You Alone.
To “Sinful Souls Drowned in Despair”
Prayer Before Holy Confession (spoken by Jesus).
Confidence Obtains Everything.
Humility: More Precious than Gold.
A Beautiful Story of God’s Merciful Providence!
A Book You Shouldn’t be Without…
“Come to Me… Do Not Be Afraid!”
A “Love Letter” from God to YOU!
More helpful tips for the scrupulous.
Are you scrupulous?… Some helpful tips for confession.
God’s Mercy: Always “Open” to us!
The SEEMINGLY unforgivable sin.
Divine Mercy: Hope for the despairing.
The Immense Value of an Act of Love!
A beautiful meditation from the Heart of Jesus
St. Faustina’s prayer of repentance/trust
“Prayer to Obtain the Grace of Boundless Confidence”
Dear scrupulous souls… relax… this is for you!
Final Suggestion: I forgot to mention another amazing book that has helped me sew into my spirit, truths in order to suffer well or try to anyway: Please do yourself a favor and read this amazing book “Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence, The Secret of Peace and Happiness by Father Jean Baptiste, Saint-Jure, S.J. and Saint Claude De La Colombiere, S.J.. In loving service to Christ.
No worries, Angela. Thanks for your prayers!
I think you will appreciate this (the favourite book of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows):
I hadn’t realized that you had ever replied to the original message I sent you. Forgive me, I have just now read it for the first time. I will of course remember you in my prayers and ask that you continue also to pray for me. God bless.
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.”
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.