May 16, 1899
✞ The virtue of the Cross. Stripping oneself of one’s own will.
Volume 2 — Entry 23
My beloved children, thank you for having responded from your hearts to my call. My children, terrible times await you, but you must strive and continue to be warriors of light. Do not be afraid — fear destroys faith, but love and trust will strengthen it. Beloved children, fight out of love for God and you will overcome in His love. I beg you, children, do not surrender to the wiles of the Devil: these are times of trial. Pray for England, whose decline has begun. I leave you now with my blessing in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.