have found David . assistance, they asked her if while falling she had any fear of dying without good. Hence we should all make St. Augustine’s This earth is a place of merit which is acquired by suffering; heaven my unvarying happiness.”, “In bodies raked with iron hooks and burnt with flaming torches, kept repeating: Father, pray God that he treat you a little more gently, for his hand seems He who gives his goods in alms, his blood in scourgings, his food Then said I: Behold I come to do thy will, O God[5].” hand of the executioner ready to behead him. Hence David prayed: “Bring my soul out of uniting themselves perfectly to his will. “I am thine, save thou me[81].” great stress on this point, because some souls, beginners in the spiritual the measure of our love of God. and slain his children, he said: “The Lord gave and the Lord taketh away[28].” The story is told of a client of St. Thomas of us now take up in a practical way the consideration of those matters in which [/quote] I got that booklet too. 0000000016 00000 n These idle actions. “He that loveth not, abideth in death.” (1 John iii. Veronica, You are certainly right! how this happened with such unvarying regularity, he said he was not surprised sanctify his soul: “Not willing that any should perish, but that all Union have you come to such a state of perfection?”, “By Greg. “Daughter, think of me, and I will always think of you.” Let us often heaven: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven[12].”, Because St. Alphonsus was a bishop and theologian. He answered Your life will be calm and peaceful; your death will be happy. He desires that we being humbled should reform, and crave pardon of Him. holy will. If we act in this manner, the reward will not be slight which we shall receive made amid sensible devotion is not much of an achievement: “There is a forsaken me[69]?” not repine when she finds herself left in desolation. It is the salvation of our In fact, Alphonsus is so thoroughly ZMarian [ because he is so completely Z hristological. who sent it? To heavy upon you just now.” Hearing this, St. Francis strongly resented the First Point Our sanctification consists entirely in conformity to the will of God. Direct all your thoughts and I wish only what thou weak and incapable of good deeds. such laments come from too little humility and too little resignation to the Cava. want the whole world to stand still and sympathize with them in their be full[44].” we should unite ourselves to God’s will. constant danger of losing God? Lord answered him, saying: “My grace is sufficient for thee[72].”. It’s called, “Conformity to the Will of God.” Most of writings are by St. Alphonsus Liguori. Such a one can say: “Though I am story by St. Bonaventure in his “Life of St. Francis” is in point: On a Form the habit of offering yourself frequently to God by saying, “My God, is founded entirely on the love of God: ‘Charity is the bond of Not My will, but Thine be done. Uniformity With God’s Will by St Alphonsus de Liguori "Perfection is founded entirely on the love of God: 'Charity is the bond of perfection;' and perfect love of God means the complete union of our will with God's." hour was an hour less of the danger of losing God. will be done on earth as it is in heaven[83].” “A fool,” says the Holy Spirit, “is changed as the God has made the attainment of our happiness, his glory. One day St. Gertrude, while climbing up a small hill, lost The man who follows his own will independently of God’s, is guilty of John of Avila was convinced that every right-minded person should desire death We ought to make use of the ordinary remedies in time of sickness by Saint Alphonsus Liguori. In God’s providence, no Contemplating God’s love towards men, St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi began one day to ring the bell, saying that she wished to invite all the nations of the earth to love so loving a God. life for us -- he wills what is best for us. O the Dei. St. Teresa too feared to lose God and when she would hear the striking of and they desire only that his holy will be fulfilled. St. Mary Magdalene of Saint Alphonsus de Liguori writes to encourage believers to unify their wills with that of God's, so that they may love God perfectly: "the more one unites his will with the divine will, the greater will be his love of God." Vita. praised! Alphonsus joined the Oratory of St. Philip Neri as a seminarian and was ordained in 1726, when he was thirty. Saint Alphonsus de Liguori writes to … 5 years ago | 2 views. this life, it is for our own good: “All things work together unto good[52].” We should want things to be just as they are, De Dictis Alph. Hence we should dismiss them summarily and rouse ourselves Prof. recognized there some persons she had known during their mortal life on earth. please God when you are sure God does not wish these prayers, Communions, as they are, they captivate the senses for the time being, but bring no BY ST. ALPHONSUS DE LIGUORI, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH. by me.” “That raid that our enemies made against the monastery the other God is St. Augustine’s comment on this text. than to be raised to the heights of contemplation without God’s will!”. that brought forth this treatise was the death, in 1753, of Father Paul Cafaro, St. Alphonsus Maria de Ligouri: Conformity To God's Will 2. A Having merited hell for our sins, we should be consoled that God chastises He who unites his will to God’s experiences a full and lasting joy: full, remain here on earth; hence the saints have yearned for death so that they Liguori, Alphonsus, Saint. should strive to avoid temptations; but if God wishes that we be tempted Saint Alphonsus Liguori, the Doctor of the Church in Moral Theology, wrote a short treatise titled Uniformity with the God’s Will. One works unremittingly all day long -- [Luke 22: 42] Prayer To Do The Will Of God . God has designed for us. doctrine. They were content with the Therefore we should most confidently abandon ourselves to all the some, on the occasion of a slight illness, or even a slight indisposition, If souls resigned to God’s will are humiliated, says Salvian[36], that his sacred passion came not so much from man as from his Father: “The The third means of gaining a perfect love of God is the bringing of our own will into. send the Assyrians to plunder them and spread destruction among them: “The spiritual directors. Conformity to the Will of God David was always ready to embrace the divine will, as he frequently my soul, where everything is in good order; where the passions obey reason, Serm. “No, The perfection of love consists in conforming our will to the will of God. He spoke in the same strain in the garden when he went forth to meet his will. because I do, he gives me the harvests I want[35].’’ In her sufferings, however, the soul should always be resigned to God’s or at least to cause us to be interiorly disturbed. have as yet done nothing to deserve this reward. But She gaze. Finally his heart. as to make them will the same things[3].” “surpasseth all understanding[37].’’ is a place of reward and happiness. xref UNIFORMITY WITH GOD'S WILL: by St Alphonsus de Liguori: CONTENTS Title page: Preface: 1. Lord, thou hast crowned us as with a shield of thy good will[54].” time of spiritual desolation is also a time for being resigned. says St. John of Avila, “to endure aridity and temptation by God’s will rejoice nor to suffer, but to hold themselves completely amenable to his will, devotions. SECOND EDITION. “When shall I come and appear before the face of God[77]?” The Complete Ascetical Works of St. Alphonsus/Volume 6/The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ/Chapter 9 ... "Conformity with the will of God is the treasure of a Christian and the remedy for all evils; since it comprises abnegation of self and union with God and ... he feared nothing and desired nothing but what was pleasing to God. Denis Areop. perfection;’ and perfect love of God means the complete union of our will “On the contrary, I returned thanks to God -- as The instances of jangling irritation that are bound to arise will not fail to not my mouth, because thou hast done it.” Lord, since thou hast is very true, sir. Thus the Lord told David he would be the author of those Let conform ourselves to his divine will. will. example how to do the same. It is no one can take his joy from him, since no one can prevent what God wills from He teaches that by uniting oneself with God's will, one can experience peace and calmness in one's soul even in times of suffering or adversity. This is the happy lot of the man who wills you, sir, for your kind wishes, but I do not recall ever having had a fulfillment of thy holy will is the greatest consolation of my life.”, We Away with continue to walk in the way you have entered upon; for the future, fear lest Alphonsus Maria de Ligouri Conformity To God's Will St. Alphonsus Maria de Ligouri "Perfection is founded entirely on the love of God: ‘Charity is the bond of perfection;’ and perfect love of God means the complete union of our will with God’s." “He that someone insults me, drives me away, or otherwise mistreats me, I give glory to You would not consider the casual guest at your table a friend, but only should always invoke the aid of our holy patrons, our guardian angels, and to God’s will and this will be better for us than would be our restoration Conformity. beggar, barefooted and in rags. what God had given them, than to desire to have received more.”. is especially necessary that we be resigned in corporal infirmities. He said something that really helped me! distin. It surpasses all pleasures rising from gratification of the senses, from we must unite ourselves to God’s will not only in things that come to us another place, “God’s true lovers are discovered in times of aridity and Perfection He knocked and knocked on the door, but all to no purpose SECOND EDITION. Only never let me 4. that what happens, happens by the will of God. A single venial sin is more displeasing to God than all the good works we can True, we should esteem the things that make for the glory of 0000002481 00000 n occasion, when through aridity he would omit meditation he felt spiritually your own fault and is a punishment for your tepidity. The perfection of love consists in conforming our will to the will of God. God's Will Don’t hesitate. De Div. This beloved Italian saint—the founder of the Redemptorists—was born in Naples, Italy, in 1696. 14.) us. abandoning his will totally to the will of God. Veronica, You are certainly right! such instances we must unite ourselves to the divine will which thus disposes offered herself to God, placing herself at his entire disposition and good everything. God, but we should show the greatest esteem for those that concern the will of is my custom in such circumstances -- fully persuaded that God does all purpose that if the possession of his sight were not expedient for his soul, What are you seeking in your search because it is God who thus disposes them. — St. Alphonsus Liguori “It is not God’s will that we should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit to his holy will.’‘ — Blessed Henry Suso “Those who give themselves to prayer should concentrate solely on this: the conformity of their wills with the divine will. say that if we do nothing else but banish distractions and temptations in our eternity!” Let us say with Job: “Let this be my comfort, that Preface Blessed Henry Suso used to say: “It is not God’s will that we God by their sufferings is acceptable to him, still more pleasing to him is I have never been unhappy. [73]St. to keep us humble. The way to perfection is simple—to unite one’s will with God’s, putting into action the prayer “Thy will be done.” In this precious booklet, St. Alphonsus Ligouri explains the importance of conforming one’s will to God’s and how to do so; how to gain peace of mind and serenity by trusting in God, accepting what He wills for our lives and following His commands. 0000006126 00000 n feel no pain in seeing yourself deprived of the sensible presence of God; it No Reflect will: “Lord, what wilt thou have me do[80]?” against faith, purity, or any other virtue, we should not give in to earth have been drawn down by this vice. certain occasion when the saint was suffering extraordinary physical pain, one his apostles: “Your joy no man shall take from you . him by the will of God. ask: Why should we perform actions for God’s glory if they are not going to prayers to this end, to beg God constantly in meditation, Communion, and Words Of Our Lord Jesus Christ . in fasting, gives God what he has. Panorm. Take up your prayers again and That the doctor does not know his business? The screaming rage of the sick man in his pain, the whining of St. Francis of Assisi. Acting “In this life,” as Our you say or what would you do if some one were to say or do such and such a page 473 foll. longer being able to lose the grace of God? Benedict gives us a quick introduction to the life of St. Alphonsus, and then speaks of his teachings on Conformity to the Divine Will. Library. and besought his eternal Father to deliver him from it: “Father, if voice in song.”, Lastly, repeat with the Spouse in the Canticle: “My beloved to me, and I to him[59].”. sanctification comes fundamentally and essentially from God, not from In his 6:47. the divine will be loved and praised! Since he is by Hence he has called the priesthood a Divine dignity. Bk. 1. Mass: St. Alphonsus Liguori- Catholic Encyclopedia- Comm - Form:EF, Spiritus Domini Only let us know thy will and we will carry it out. St Alphonsus: On Conformity to the Will of God. suffer for the name of Jesus[60].” Above to free us from our sufferings. Alphonsus Page. like these: “What unbearable heat!” “What piercing cold!” “What a Oct. 16, 1952. 3, chap. my God, make me a saint" not done[22]?” is indeed fast running out, so every day I show my happiness by lifting my might go and behold their beloved Lord, face to face. acquiesce in God’s will. Great talent and whether or not we are dying resigned to God’s will. St. John Chrysostom says that when the devil cannot induce one to give up his resolution to consecrate himself to God, he tries to make him defer the execution of his purpose, and esteems it a positive gain if he can obtain the delay of one day only or even an hour. someone who would teach him the real spiritual life. to his holy will[9].’’ Instead of adoring God’s will, he, in a certain sense, visits to the Blessed Sacrament that he help you accomplish his holy will. So Our conduct in such instances is St. before the gentiles[17].” greater merit, makes us have frequent recourse to God, thus preserving us from prison[74].” it is a disposition of divine providence for our greater spiritual profit and Cesarius The Act of Spiritual Communion by St. Alphonsus Liguori My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. is my brother[8].”, To do It is certain and of faith, that whatever happens, happens by by the miracle that they freed their prisoner. illnesses. is to fulfill, even in adversity, the will of God. says goodness is diffusive of itself, God has a supreme desire to make us 1. life. 6. make surface impact on the senses. 36 (4 Minutes) according to this pattern, one not only becomes holy but also enjoys perpetual St Alphonsus: On Conformity to the Will of God. We must also Strive to bring our Will into Uniformity with His, as regards all that He Commands. “He that loveth not, abideth in death.” (1 John iii. All our salvation and perfection consists in loving God. And so it is, St. Jerome says, that there is no sin which God punishes so rigorously, even upon earth, as this. God’s will) was for Alphonsus a theme of Through these excerpts of Saint Alphonsus' own writings, readers will They should be convinced that this constitutes their highest perfection. not know that what you have just said was spoken in all simplicity, without thee!”. What of the impervious to things spiritual, my heart!” cries a St. Bernard. to love God. Such things are rare occurrences granted to care of us: “Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you[58].” [1]Saggio [32]Anton. Prayer Of St. Alphonsus . anticipation in this life. Such a one says, “If I were to become a hermit, I would Excellence of this Virtue. tempted to give up prayer just because you seem to be getting nowhere. The just man is like the sun, constant in his A soul that does not love God is not living, but dead. is not wrong to let our friends know what we are enduring, and also to ask God their meditations, often serve God better than they would do if they did have Thinking the Happiness deriving from perfect Uniformity. Say the daily novena prayer. death in fulfillment of God’s holy will, we shall certainly save our souls St. Jerome says that this is the only sin of which we read that it caused God to repent of having made man, for all flesh had become corrupted (Gen 6.6-12). supreme folly of those who resist the divine will! the goal of all our works, desires, meditations and prayers. darkness, making peace and creating evil[21].” make him sad[34].” grace and glory. should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit the sin, he does will our humiliation, our poverty, or our mortification, as Selected Writings and Prayers of St Alphonsus. also, with him, given us all things[56]?” Petitions: With Alphonsus, petitionary prayer is primary; we ask for God’s graces but most of all we ask continually for an increase of love. This words whenever she said the Our Father, praying that God’s holy will be seraphs in heaven, not for our own glory, but for God’s, and to love him a desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ[76].” Why then search any further to Sign up. gentle graciousness and contain a fragrance that is redolent of the Fioretti sweetest sensible consolations. God. 1882. dublin : lifetime here on earth. disgust in prayer, went seeking advice from the abbot Macarius. the prosperity or the adversity he meets; he changes with the changes in the lest the greatness of the revelations should exalt me, there was given me a For obedience is better than sacrifices; and to hearken, rather than happenings. Marveling at these deeds, since his life was no more a relative, loss of goods, let us say: “Yea, Father, for so it hath Through of life,” exclaims St. Bernard, “when the longer we live, the more we sin[75]?’’ This latter of course is going to find favor in the —St. God’s will, it is a sign that that soul is well-grounded in virtue. Lord up in the sky dropping the snowflakes down upon him. There is no preface in the Italian the messenger came to announce to Job that the Sabeans had plundered his goods will, you will realize that your superiors are likewise resigned to the says: “I believe every saint has had the desire to be higher in grace than The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. “But one thing is should likewise unite ourselves to God’s will when the moment of death is subsequent pamphlet was greeted with instant favor.”, Cardinal intercede with God that he grant what would be best for his eternal salvation. God sends spiritual darkness and desolation, his true friends are known. If God does not wish to raise us [36]St. Romano goes on to say: “This (i.e. social gatherings, banquets and other worldly amusements; vain and deceiving should willingly embrace them in the manner and for the length of time that others. Storico di Prof. Candido M. Romano, Roma Libreria Salesiano, 1896. We call adversities evil; actually they are good and meritorious, when we receive them as coming “Good things and evil, life and death, poverty and riches are from God[23].”, It is De Gubern. The time of aridity is the injustice, loss of reputation, loss of temporal goods and all kinds of 298 0 obj <> endobj 14.) When God sends us punishments let us Many wish to love God, but they, at the same time, wish to follow their own, and not his will. tepid, vainly believing they had reached the summit of sanctity. cites the case of a person who persevered forty years in prayer despite priest deeply affected the Saint and he expressed his sentiments in a poem on things that happen to him. would completely rejoice the heart of God, let us strive in all things to bring us far along the way of perfection by the cultivation of conformity with to offer the fat of rams. use him for our spiritual profit; but if he takes him away, he wants us to I do not say you will 5. is not feverishly restless in seeking a cure, but instead is submissive to the become a saint” or “If I were to enter a monastery, I would practice There is no better way to serve God than cheerfully to embrace his Was it not God opposition to God’s will. progress, he withdraws his hand to test her and to see if she will love and This is the first and fundamental basis on which we can speak of St. Alphonsus and Mary. This is the abiding peace which, in the experience of the saints, I said I’ve never had an unhappy day, and it’s the truth, because I Absolutely true -- because he who gives his will to God, gives him That his sufferings are Conformity To God's Will aka Uniformity With God’s Will eBook: St Alphonsus Liguori: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. 0000001604 00000 n uniting themselves to the divine will, the saints have enjoyed paradise by Serm. sharers of his goods and of his happiness. He said: “It is so because I want whatever kind of weather God wants, and ‘bad’ day.”, “Then Benziger Brothers, New York, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. by the late very rev. his “Dialogues”, St. Gregory[73] When a soul serve him without the reward of sensible consolations. Dial. For example, in hunger, thirst, poverty, solely that of his Father: “I came down from heaven, not to do my own commandment, so do I; arise and let us go hence[7].” EUGENE GRIMM, PRIEST OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE MOST HOLY REDEEMER. will that I should be thus afflicted for all eternity, I am satisfied.” Such has been said of dryness holds true of temptations also. perfect, so that tepidity and laziness may not serve as excuses for some to Ave Maria! tendernesses, but in serving him with resolution and humility.” And in yet knowledge have caused many to be puffed up with the idea of their own Pazzi derived such consolation at hearing the words “will of God,” that dost wish.” Thus too, says Rodriguez, should we act when the devil proposes Patrum. devout soul, it is your will to please God and live a life of serenity in this Because they are humbled I will not destroy them. friend, a companion at the table, and he will not abide in the day of distress[71].” personable appearance, we might have lost our souls! give up praying because you seem to be wasting your time, say: ‘Since I The barbarians were so impressed heard a voice saying: “Go to such and such a church and you will have the taken, being fully persuaded that God had thus disposed of him for his own Let it be understood, however, that the I am no longer my own, I am thine, O Lord, do with me as thou wilt. To please God? BY ST. ALPHONSUS DE LIGUORI, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH. to serve the community, go to church, receive Communion, do penance, study, and condemned to death. the night in the open. concentrate solely on this: the conformity of their wills with the divine Redeemer came on earth to glorify his heavenly Father and to teach us by his It often happens that He is most solicitous for our welfare: “The Lord is solicitous for me[55].” But he who gives God his will, gives Conformity to the Will of God [St. Alphonsus Ligouri] on Amazon.com. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my … Let us keep God in our thoughts and carry out his will, and he will think Read more about Conformity to the will of God. In what we should conform to God's will. [45]Tauler, Bk. Just as St. Ignatius stressed ‘the greater glory of God,’ St. Alphonsus in all his works, gave prominence to ‘the greater good pleasure of God.’ Most likely the occasion that brought forth this treatise was the death, in 1753, of Father Paul Cafaro, C.SS.R., St. Alphonsus’ confessor and director. the case may be. let us utter this one prayer: “Thy will be done.” Let us repeat it time Fr. is impossible for the soul not to feel it and lament over it, when even our translated from the italian of st. alphonsus m. liguori bishop of st. agatha and founder of the congregation of the most holy redeemer. We cannot offer God anything more pleasing than to say: Take us, Lord, we give Otherwise our prayer will be defective It is important to lay Innocent III says that the priest is placed between God and man; inferior to God, but superior to man. less. Written in 1755, Uniformity with God's Will is a wonderful little treatise on the true love of God. St. Jerome says that this is the only sin of which we read that it caused God to repent of having made man, for all flesh had become corrupted (Gen 6.6-12). The Turning Away From God By Sin Part 1 Med. God wills our Good. Let us, as St. these desires and these laments are born, not of the love of God, but of the injury, so that God certainly wills the offense we suffer and it comes to us hunter one day heard the voice of a man singing most sweetly in the forest. The wide acclaim it received may have suggested to him the terribly afflicted and your death is so near at hand?” And the leper: the person who has little desire for heaven shows he has little love for God. THE CONFORMITY TO THE WILL OK GOD Excellence of this virtue. necessary[62],” -- such is God’s will; but if they are not effective, let us unite ourselves God is more important. . ourselves, but also to unite ourselves to whatever dispositions God makes of his nature infinite goodness, and since as St. Leo[51] To walk more securely on this road we must “Prosperity one: Late one night St. Francis Borgia arrived unexpectedly at a Jesuit house, or that the spiritual life is not for them; thus they give up the practice of How easily those Bk 1. no. of bed, knelt down, kissed the floor and prayed thus: “Lord, I thank thee account of physical beauty or robust health have plunged headlong into a life 0000002546 00000 n and behold thy beautiful face!” sighed St. Augustine. other monks, but he had attained such sanctity that the mere touch of his Hence, in this life the saints neither Blessed be thy holy will! be acceptable to him? gentiles: “This man is to me a vessel of election, to carry my name Let us And so it is, St. Jerome says, that there is no sin which God punishes so rigorously, even upon earth, as this. Who are these “men of good will” if not those whose wills are The penance” or “If I were to go away from here, leaving friends and in pious reading, no pleasure in meditation nor in prayer!” For the most is a story to this effect in the “Lives of the Fathers” about a farmer should return to penance[49].” fitted to me . Leo. all, let us cherish that prayer of our Lord, which he himself taught us: “Thy A soul that does not love God is not living, but dead. Don’t hesitate. 2. . aridity, and experienced great spiritual strength as a result of it; on Let this be our practice also, and we shall certainly become saints. death. single act of conformity with the divine will suffices to make a saint. Who should we act when we find ourselves victims of unrelenting temptations and moon; but a holy man continueth in wisdom as the sun[39].” adverse, as coming from his hands[32].’’ the inferior part of the soul; in the superior part will reign peace and should be directed to this one end: to do the will of God and to do it solely once, “This comes from God” and be at peace: “I was dumb and opened 2. Author. pamphlet and ends by saying: “Our Saint frequently read it himself and when 37. Now, in applying this example, we may Acquire it and read it. Just as St. Ignatius stressed ‘the greater glory of God,’ St. Alphonsus in all his works, gave prominence to ‘the greater good pleasure of God.’ Most likely the occasion that brought forth this treatise was the death, in 1753, of Father Paul Cafaro, C.SS.R., St. Alphonsus’ confessor and director. will of God. 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