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Thought for the Day – 12 March – “God alone! disconsolate soul, God alone!”

Thought for the Day – 12 March – Tuesday of the First Week of Lent, C – Gospel Matthew 6:7–15 and the Memorial of St Luigi Orione FDP (1872-1940)

“Men who have risked their lives for the sake of Our Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 15: 26). These words taken from the Acts of the Apostles can be well-applied to St Luigi Orione, a man who gave himself entirely for the cause of Christ and His Kingdom.   Physical and moral sufferings, fatigue, difficulty, misunderstandings and all kinds of obstacles characterised his apostolic ministry.   “Christ, the Church, souls”, he would say, “are loved and served on the cross and through crucifixion or they are not loved and served at all” (Writings, 68, 81).

The heart of this strategy of charity was “without limits because it was opened wide by the charity of Christ” (ibid., 102, 32).   Passion for Christ was the soul of his bold life, the interior thrust of an altruism without reservations, the always fresh source of an indestructible hope.

This humble son of a man who repaired roads proclaimed that “only charity will save the world” and to everyone he would often say, that “perfect joy can only be found in perfect dedication of oneself to God and man and to all mankind.”

St Pope John Paul on the Canonisation of St Luigi
Sixth Sunday of Easter, 16 May 2004

Work, Seeking God Alone
From writings by Saint Don Orione (1872-1940)

“Yesterday, when I was in the room of a good priest my eyes fell on these words:

God alone!

My look at that moment was full of weariness and pain and my mind was thinking about so many other days like yesterday, full of anxiety and above the whirl of so much anguish and above the confused sound of so many sighs, I seemed to hear the amiable and good voice of my Angel –
God alone! disconsolate soul, God alone!”

The ideal of Don Orione’s life was to live and to die for the spiritual welfare of people, serving Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Mother Church and its head, the Pope.

His motto was, “Do good always, to all, evil to none”.

St Luigi Orione, Pray for us!god alone - st luigi orione pray for us no 2 12 march 2019.jpg

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