Ave Maria Meditations

So, at times, God takes away all props, all help, from His children; leaves them apparently bereft; and reduces them apparently to failure and desolation, so that sometimes they seem to have no faith left in Him, in themselves, or in anything at all. But it is all done with a purpose: for when at last, there is nothing left but dry bones, if they turn to Him in humility, He can make the dry bones live, and bring success out of failure, and hope and achievement out of despair….

When failure comes upon us, when we are tempted to depression or despair; it is of these dry bones that we should think and see whether, in fact, there is some work waiting to be done for God. We should turn to Him and beg Him to work in us in spite of our frailties and failures. And so in us, as they do in their greater ways in the saints, failures and frustrations become creative.
+Fr. Gerald Vann O.P.

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Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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