Quote/s of the Day – 3 May – The Fourth Sunday of Easter, Vocations/Good Shepherd Sunday and the Memorial of Blessed Edoardo Giuseppe Rosaz (1877-1903)
The charism of Blessed Rosaz is a wonderful example of a model of the Good Shepherd, Christ Himself. Bl Edoardo had the gift of the Holy Spirit placed in his heart as a man, a Priest, a Bishop in love with God, the saving mystery of Christ and the Holy Virgin. This charism emerged as a consequence of his being “consecrated” totally to the glory of God and the salvation of souls.
It stems from his “Do all, so as to win over all to Christ” (Cf 1 Cor 9:19) and from his passion for the poor – the image of the poor and suffering Christ.
“We have the Providential love of God as our guide.
When there is a ship at sea and heads towards the port,
nobody doubts that it is led by a pilot
and one could doubt that there is a God
who guides the universe
only because He cannot be seen?
By His Providential Love,
God arranges and regulates events,
regulates everything, with gentleness and wisdom.
I advise you to abandon yourself completely
into the hands of Divine Providence. “
“Prayer is the rest of the soul,
the refreshment of those who are hungry and thirsty for justice;
it is the sweet conversation of a son with the most tender of fathers;
of a friend with the most fond of friends;
prayer is the strength, the comfort, the happiness of life on earth. “