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Jesus to st. Catherine of Siena, from “The Dialogue of Divine Providence”:
«I have shown you, dearest daughter, a sample of the excellence of good priests (for what I have shown you is only a sample of what that excellence really is), and I have told you of the #dignity […] 1/14
[…] in which I have placed them, having elected them for My ministers, on account of which dignity and authority I do not wish them to be punished by the hand of seculars on account of any personal defect, for those who punish them offend Me miserably. […] 2/14
[…] For every virtuous man is worthy of love, and these all the more by reason of the #ministry which I have placed in their hands.
You should love them therefore by reason of the virtue and dignity of the Sacrament, and by reason of that very virtue and dignity […] 3/14
[…] you should hate the defects of those who live miserably in sin, but not on that account appoint yourselves their judges, which I forbid, because they are My Christs, and you ought to love and reverence the authority which I have given them. […] 4/14
[…] You know well that if a filthy and badly dressed person brought you a great treasure from which you obtained life, you would not hate the bearer, however ragged and filthy he might be, through love of the treasure and of the lord who sent it to you. […] 5/10
[…] His state would indeed displease you, and you would be anxious through love of his master that he should be cleansed from his foulness and properly clothed.
This, then, is your duty according to the demands of charity, and thus […] 6/14
[…] I wish you to act with regard to such badly ordered priests, who themselves filthy and clothed in garments ragged with vice through their separation from My love, bring you great Treasures -- that is to say, the Sacraments of the holy Church -- from which […] 7/14
[…] you obtain the life of #grace, receiving Them worthily (in spite of the great defects there may be in them) through love of Me, the Eternal God, who send them to you, and through love of that life of grace which you receive from the great treasure, by which […] 8/14
[…] they administer to you the whole of God and the whole of Man, that is to say, the Body and Blood of My Son united to My Divine nature.
Their sins indeed should displease you, and you should hate them, and strive with love and holy prayer to re-clothe them, […] 9/14
[…] washing away their foulness with your tears -- that is to say, that you should offer them before Me with #tears and great #desire, that I may re-clothe them in My goodness, with the garment of charity. Know well that I wish to do them grace, if only they will […] 10/14
[…] dispose themselves to receive it, and you to pray for it; for it is not according to My will that they should administer to you the Sun being themselves in darkness, not that they should be stripped of the garment of virtue, foully living in dishonor; […] 11/14
[…] on the contrary I have given them to you, and appointed them to be earthly angels and suns, as I have said.
It not being My will that they should be in this state, you should #pray for them, and not judge them, leaving their judgment to Me. […] 12/14
[…] And I, moved by your prayers, will do them mercy if they will only receive it, but if they do not correct their life, their dignity will be the cause of their ruin. For if they do not accept the breadth of My mercy, I, the Supreme Judge, shall terribly […] 13/14
[…] condemn them at their last extremity, and they will be sent to the eternal fire.» 14/14
This is especially for you, @schrenk, @JuanchoS, @ElenaFeick, @CaptPeabody – thanks much and may God bless you for your faith and confidence.
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