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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sophie's Journal - 12

On the eve of the Feast of St. Stanislaus, Mother Barat gave the novices a conference, for she had chosen this young Jesuit saint as patron of the novitiate. They were to contemplate him from different viewpoints: "to look at what he had been in the world; what he accomplished in the six months from his entrance into the novitiate until his death; and what God had done for him, that is to say, all the graces God had given him because of his fidelity." God brought him to highest sanctity at only eighteen. Mother Barat recorded in her Journal that she was not proposing an extraordinary model to the novices because "Stanislaus did nothing extraordinary except love God in all his actions."

All the novices of the Society of the Sacred Heart have St. Stanislaus as their patron. How important it is to learn that lesson of doing all with love; we, too, are to love God in all our actions!

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