My beloved child,

May the peace of God dwell within your soul!

How have you been, my child? It should always be easy to write to a mother. It is done spontaneously, understanding that everything will be well-received by a mother because the child empties his/her soul into the mother’s soul, assuming that she will understand and that the mother’s soul is overflowing with interest for the child and doesn’t notice anything else but only how to help the child – to see the child’s needs and remedy them – to cry if the child cries, to be happy if the child is happy. This is the mission of a Mother. And that is precisely my mission, and with assurance I tell you that Our Lord, before giving me spiritual children, gave me the heart of a mother. May He be blessed!

If there is any tempest going on in your soul, don’t pay any attention to it. You know very well where it is all coming from, so don’t be afraid. Run to Our Lord and full of confidence in Him ask Him to help you. Invoke our Blessed Mother praying to her with fervor,

“Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come. Before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O, Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petition, but in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen.”

Try to live at peace. Don’t let yourself be carried away by unrest within your soul, and be happy in whatever manner Our Lord wants you. Abandon yourself into His Divine Hands and offer Him your sorrows and your joys in peace and gladness.

I wish for you, above everything else, the peace of God. Allow God to do His part. Let Him take care of everything that is worrying you. Don’t be worrying about so many difficulties in this life. We must have serenity in all the circumstances that present themselves.

We should be encouraged by the same words that encouraged St. Therese. “Life is your boat, not your dwelling.” Also, remember that everything that bothers us in some way, God our Lord is permitting for our own good. Try not to lose God’s peace or His presence. This life is full of worries and you find them wherever you are. In fact, these worries, also, are a part of the work of God that He permits or sends us to bring about a greater good.

It makes me happy when I learn that you are at peace. The fact is that peace of soul is life and without it we can’t say that we are really living. Yes, peace, it seems to me is an indispensable factor if we are to have life in our souls. Try to allow your peace to come back to yours, praying for that grace from Our Lord. That lack of peace you are experiencing is harmful to you.

May the holy peace of God be in your soul. It is my heartfelt desire that you be submerged in the peace of God. Peace is a treasure for you and for everyone. That’s why the devil tries to make us lose it. Always keep holy water and sprinkle it in every room of the house. And remember what St. Teresa says, “Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you!”

– Mother Luisita

Want to read more of Mother’s letters? Mother Luisita’s heart-to-heart letters can be food for the soul during this time of trial. Let her maternal words comfort and strengthen you.