March 6: St Colette
“If there be a true way that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most certainly that of suffering, patiently endured.” “We must faithfully keep what we have promised. If through human weakness we fail, we must always without delay arise again by means of holy penance, and give our attention to leading a good life and to dying a holy death. May the Father of all mercy, the Son by his holy passion, and the Holy Spirit, source of peace, sweetness and love, fill us with their consolation. Amen.”
The Dedication Prayer of Saint Colette
O Blessed Jesus,
I dedicate myself to You
in health, in illness,
in my life, in my death,
in all my desires, in all my deeds.
I may never work henceforth
except for Your glory,
for the salvation of souls,
and for that which
You have chosen me.
From this moment on, dearest Lord,
there is nothing
which I am not prepared
to undertake for love of You.
Lift up your heart…
Let us always regret that we have but one heart with which to love God, and that this heart is so poor and weak. But such as it is, God asks it of us! Let us give it to Him Constantly and completely. Let Him have this poor heart for time and eternity. Amen
Colette became well known for her faith, and spiritual wisdom at a young age. She had a dream directing her to reform the Poor Clares, so she then joined the order, and became superior of each of the convents she reformed. She experienced visions and ecstasies of the passion, and even prophesied her own death. There is a branch of the Poor Clares, still referred to as the Collettines. St. Colette’s feast day is celebrated on March 6th.
— Vatican Site (@vatican_site) March 6, 2017