Forward in Joy – 366 days with Angela Merici
1st September: Keep to the ancient way and custom of the church, established and confirmed by so many Saints under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
2nd September: Live a new life!
3rd September: Charity directs everything to the honour of God and the good of souls.
4th September: I have undaunted and firm faith and hope in the infinite divine goodness.
5th September Learn from Our Lord, who obeyed his Father even unto death.
6th September: Do what you do in obedience, and not as following your own judgment.
7th September: Obedience is like a great interior light.
8th September: Receive my every thought, word and deed, finally, everything of mine, interior as well as exterior.
9th September: Let each one observe holy obedience, the only true self-denial of one’s own will.
10th September: Blessed are they who try to preserve within themselves this noble yearning.
11th September: May she voluntarily give her heart to God.
12th September: Pray always with spirit and mind on account of the constant need for God’s help.
13th September: Comfort them, so that they may go forward willingly.
14th September: They should want to be united.
15th September: Be happy, and always full of charity and faith and hope in God.
16th September: If you see one timid and inclined to despondency, promise her the blessing of the mercy of God.
17th September: We will cross through this momentary life with consolation.
18th September: God will never fail to provide for their needs, so long as nothing is lacking on your part.
19th September: Let them hold this as most certain: that they will never be abandoned in their needs.
20th September: The little ones, poor as they are, will find consolation and comfort.
21st September: In times of great need, true friendship is recognised.
22nd September: I shall always be in your midst, helping your prayers.
23rd September: Jesus Christ will enlighten you about what you have to do.
24th September: Strive to seek out the means and ways to advance.
25th September: And always let your principal recourse be at the feet of Jesus Christ and there, all of you, with your daughters, offer most fervent prayers.
26th September: Let them have Jesus Christ for their only treasure, for there will also be love.
27th September: I am continually among them provided they believe and do not lose heart.
28th September: Above all, obey the counsels and inspirations which the Holy Spirit continually sends into the heart.
29th September: Believe firmly that then, especially, you will recognise me to be your faithful friend.
30th September: Let God work; he will do marvellous things.