Saint Gertrude’s Boundless Confidence in Our Lord

Supreme, unstinting trust in God’s mercy, and boundless confidence in His love, are keys in obtaining sanctity.

The Holy Fathers have always taught that the measure of our hope and confidence is the measure of the graces which we receive from Heaven because it is through our unreserved confidence in Him that God is most honored and glorified. Nothing will be denied to an unlimited confidence.

Our Lord revealed: “It is impossible that anyone should not receive all that he has believed and hoped to obtain. . . . when men hope great things from Me I will always grant them more than they expect.”

Saint Gertrude had this boundless confidence which opens the Heart of Jesus wherein awaits the infinite mercy of God. To her confidence alone she attributed all the gifts she received, and she invited all to place boundless confidence in our Savior in order to receive from Him immeasurable graces: “All that I have received,” she affirmed, “I owe to my confidence in the gratuitous bounty of God.” [7]  CONTINUE READING

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