Teachings and appeals of the Father
Since a long time now, many men - and among the best - have drawn attention from various standpoints to the universal deadlock towards which humanity is being increasingly pushed and driven. Such a deadlock concerns all domains: ordinary every-day life, philosophic thought, relations between beings, the nostalgic feelings and the deepest desires of individuals, as well as public action to solve material problems pertaining to social organization; the mode of thinking and executing works of art, and the mode of thinking and procedure in carrying out scientific research and applying techniques; it concerns as well, the way of seeking one's happiness, one's pleasures; it concerns the way in which man regards the profound reality of death both in relation to himself and to others.
The language of signs
Time passes. Eternity remains; that is the permanent prism through which all things must be seen and filtered, all things, all thoughts, all feelings, all memories, all generosity and all pettiness, all moments of childhood splendor and all crumpling of the afflicted soul. What remains is Eternity; Love only is eternal. (...)
In the leaves of the trees, transparent and gilded by the sun, one can read the message of the Word: hope. One can read a call, a dream and a promise. The whole of creation contains the sign, infinitely variable and absolutely unique, of the finality of creation.
The Truth is immense, unique, simple and also infinitely nuanced, infinitely rich, infinitely near and infinitely far. Man's soul as a sensitive and ethereal resonator, receives the numerous vibrations of infinite Truth which goes beyond all particular knowledge. Vibrations of eternal Truth reach the soul, coming from the unfathomable depths of the Real, of the Eternal Heart of God.
To penetrate the mystery of the life and meaning of the Saints, we must enter the immensity of truth and understand the impossibility of "owning it". Through this nostalgia for truth, we shall encounter the Saints, because the greatest truth man can obtain after the revelation of Christ is the love of truth itself. Love of truth to the point of supreme sacrifice is the major Truth which the Lord gave us.
Christ, according to his own teaching, founded his Church with a view to the Kingdom. He gave it a structure profoundly free and thus profoundly royal, a structure in the image of the holy, eternal prototype which He Himself is.
Christ endowed the Church with a structure which must remain immutable in its essence, because it is inaccessible to the relative, fluctuating forces of the terrestrial city. The influence of the changing image of the terrestrial city on the men of the Church must never condition the perennity of its structural essence as Kingdom. The Kingdom of the Church is made in the image of its Founder who said to Pilate, "My Kingdom is not of this world" (John 18, 36). And the same Jesus, before his Passion, responded to questions regarding the Kingdom of God, "The Kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17, 21).
True friendship cannot be destroyed by anyone and this gift of God makes a fiery incision within the souls who advance for his glory and with the desire to convert the universe. When friendship, and every feeling of affection in general, succeeds in obtaining this level, this sensitivity, it is so free, so great, and it grows each day, that no exterior trial can wound or weaken it.
But in order for this to be, it must be cemented in God's love and based on God's love, and therefore also on the love of all souls, for their conversion; then this friendship, this bond of souls is stripped of all vanity and all selfishness.
Know infinite Love
The first thing to realize before inwardly setting for oneself the path to be followed, before deciding in favor of this or that program of activity, study and life, is that our life, in all of its manifestations both interior and exterior, depends on God's grace and our humility.
The second thing is, that humility is an inimitable glory which imparts strength and an abiding inner smile radiating in the midst of every sadness and trial. For it is the soul's smile confronted with the goodness, delicacy and ineffable fragrance of God's love.
The third thing is, that the soul which is marked by the love of God, is marked by eternal Love, in all its contacts and connections with the universe as a whole and simultaneously with its particular details.
The search for stable landmarks which are visible from afar at all times is all the more necessary and urgent as the Night is deep and the way towards Truth is strewn with obstacles which very often rise up from the abyss.
To discern the real intrinsic landmarks which guarantee the way, means to discern the real essence, the real identity and the real mission of the Church of Christ, in the face of the very confused image of the world and of things of the Church in the world
These landmarks which spring from the real identity of the Church, constitute criteria in the depths of the Understanding and the Heart.
the meaning of the Consecration to the Blessed Virgin
The consecration to the Blessed Virgin has a very great importance in the life of human being. It is not a small devotion, it is not only a manifestation of veneration, it is a fundamental act; as the birth af man is a fundamental act, as the Eucharist is a fundamental act. It is a fundamental act to give one's will to the will of the Blessed Virgin so that She who is the Mother of God as a Being, can be the Mother of God in us.
She who permitted God's coming upon the earth ontologically as a Being, is she who will permit our being to be united to the Being of Christ.