5 November 1911

Today, the Feast of all the Saints of the Society, while praying in the Chapel at Donnybrook (Poor Clares), our Lord seemed to ask me these questions :—

(1) When are you going to do what I have so often urged you and begged from you — a life of absolute sacrifice ?

(2) You have promised Me to begin this life earnestly, — why not do so at once ?

(3) You have vowed to give Me any sacrifice I want. I ask this from you :

(a) the most absolute surrender of all gratification,

(b) to embrace every possible suffering,

(c) this, every day and always.’

My Jesus, I shrink from such a life, but will bravely begin this moment since You wish it.”

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