Forward in Joy – 366 days with Angela Merici
1st March: Keep to the ancient way confirmed by so many Saints. And live a new life
2nd March: I beg you with all my heart, be like watchful and most vigilant shepherdesses.
3rd March: Do not be afraid!
4th March: Charity teaches discretion and moves the heart.
5th March: Our life and well being are at stake.
6th March: May you sustain and carry out vigorously and faithfully the charge laid upon you.
7th March: Be careful and vigilant!
8th March: What you want them to do, do it yourselves first.
9th March: Have patience!
10th March: Don’t stay angry.
11th March: If you see one faint-hearted, encourage her.
12th March: Be very careful never to complain, or grumble, or speak ill of others.
13th March: Strive to be faithful and devoted.
14th March: Merely beginning is not enough if you do not carry through.
15th March: Every type of evil must be resisted
16th March: Consider that we live in the midst of snares and dangers.
17th March: Greater labours and dangers may be involved when the undertaking is of greater value.
18th March: My Lord, keep my affections and my senses safe.
19th March: Watch over them as most vigilant shepherds and good servants.
20th March: Do your duty, correcting them with love and charity.
21st March: Receive my every thought, word and deed, finally, everything of mine, interiors as well as exteriors.
22nd March: Above all, be on your guard not to want to get anything done by force.
23rd March: In these pestilential times, you will find no other recourse than at the feet of Jesus Christ.
24th March: My Lord, I beg you to accept my free will, all of my own will, which of itself does not know how to discern good from evil.
25th March: Kindly be attentive, with great and longing heart.
26th March: Let charity always burn in our hearts!
27th March: Do everything with discernment and maturity of judgement.
28th March: You must make a sound and firm resolution.
29th March: Do not cease to prune this vine which has been entrusted to you.
30th March: If, according to times and circumstances, the need arises to make new rules or do something differently, do it prudently and with good advice.
31st March: Provide for everything as the Holy Spirit inspires you.