Jane receiving the Constitutions
for her community from Francis.
From her writings . . .
"Above all we must love the good pleasure of
God, accepting with equanimity things both
agreeable and things painful, trusting
everything to Him Who disposes of all things
for the good of His children.
How delightful it is to see the servants of God
gaining their livelihood by the labor of their
hands, and having no other tomorrow than that
of Divine Providence!
To pay no attention to an injury heals more
evil in an hour than revengeful thoughts could
ever bring to pass.
The life of man is deceitful and short. Eternity
approaches. Let us advance towards it by a
faithful practice of those virtues which, by the
grace of God, may obtain for us its happy
Though we should fall fifty times a day, let us
rise again quite simply, without wasting
thought in self-reflections on what we may
have done or left undone. Such useless
discouragements are often greater faults than
the ones that so disturb us.
If we follow His plans for us, though heaven
and earth should be overturned, in truth it does
not matter whether we suffer or enjoy, so long
as the Divine Will be accomplished."
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