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December 16, 1913

“Lord, I turn towards Thee with a devotion at once joyful and grave and I implore Thee: May Thy love be manifested, May Thy reign come, May Thy peace govern the world.”

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November 29, 1913

“How painful and miserable seems to me their life of ignorance and obscurity, their life of foolish agitation and profitless dissipation, when a single spark of Thy sublime light, a single drop of Thy divine love can transform this suffering into an ocean of joy!”

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November 28, 1913

“May this day which is about to begin bring to earth and to men a little more of pure light and true peace; may Thy manifestation be more complete and Thy sweet law better recognised; may something higher, nobler, truer be revealed to mankind…”

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November 22, 1913

“Grant, O Lord, that all shadows may be dispersed and that, more and more, I may become Thy faithful servant in constancy and in serenity…”

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August 08, 1913

“All appears to me beautiful, harmonious, silent, in spite of the din outside. And in this silence, it is Thou, O Lord, whom I see, and I so perceive Thee that I can only express this perception as that of a constant smile.”

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August 02, 1913

“See, how small is the importance of external circumstances. Why strain and stiffen in the effort to realise thy conception of the Truth? Be more supple, more confident[…] To torment oneself about doing good brings about as bad results as bad will. It is in the calm of deep waters that lies the sole possibility of True Service.”

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July 23, 1913

“O LORD, O inconceivable Splendour, may Thy Beauty overflow the earth, may Thy Love be kindled in all hearts and the reign of Thy Peace be upon all.”

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July 21, 1913

“Oh! how I call Thee from the very depths of my heart, True Light, Sublime Love, Divine Master who art the source of our light and of our living, our guide and our protector, the Soul of our soul and the Life of our life…”

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June 27, 1913

“… for him who knows how to listen to the note, […] all foolish illusions vanish or are transformed into a joyful acceptance of the marvellous truth that has been glimpsed.”

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June 18, 1913

“To turn towards Thee, unite with Thee, live in Thee and for Thee, is supreme happiness, unmixed joy, immutable peace…”

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June 17, 1913

“GRANT, O Lord, that I may be like a fire that illumines and gives warmth, like a spring of water that quenches thirst, like a tree that shelters and protects. … Men are so unhappy and ignorant and have so great a need of help.”

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May 11, 1913

“O Lord, Lord, a boundless joy fills my heart, songs of gladness surge through my head in marvellous waves, and in the full confidence of Thy certain triumph I find a sovereign Peace and an invincible Power. “