Minute Meditations

Saint Faustina on Spiritual Poverty

“When I was by myself, I began to reflect on the spirit of poverty. I clearly saw that Jesus, although he is Lord of all things, possessed nothing. From a borrowed manger he went through life doing good to all, but himself having no place to lay his head. And on the Cross, I see the summit of his poverty, for he does not even have a garment on himself. As exteriorly we should possess nothing and have nothing to dispose of as our own; so interiorly we should desire nothing. And in the Most Blessed Sacrament, how great is your poverty! Has there ever been a soul as abandoned as you were on the Cross, Jesus?”

— from the book Blessed Are You: Finding Inspiration from Our Sisters in Faith 

Blessed Are You


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