DAY SIX APRIL 4th DARKNESS
1714 March, Parménie - JBDLS feeling abandoned, experiences his dark night.
Due to continued difficulties with the authorities and even once trusted Brothers, de La Salle began doubting himself and the very future of the schools he had created.
Searching to know the will of God, he set out for the Grande Chartreuse Monastery of the Cathusian Order near Grenoble where he spent three days in profound prayer.
When he came back, he had all but made up his mind to leave the work of the schools. Looking for more enlightenment, one day he climbed the hill of Parménie.
There he met a Shepherdess, Sister Louise. He prayed and confided in this simple women so that he could discover once more what God wanted of him.
"Brother, God wants you to continue with the family that He has given you. Don't let yourself be overcome by these difficulties.
Jesus will strengthen you." De La Salle came down from that hill a changed man.
Let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God
Thank you, Lord, for being there for me and allowing me to cry out to you in my times of need.
It is amazing to me that the Lord of the Universe would take time to listen to me and to care about what I say.
God, sometimes things happen around me that I do not understand.
Some of these things make me feel weak, helpless and afraid.
Even in the midst of this, I know that you are the Lord. I know that the situation is in Your hand, and I trust You.
I beseech you for strength and for wisdom that I would be able to endure this situation and be able to handle it in a way that would bring glory to Your name.
Let me climb the hill to You, let me find your love, and let me return changed and renewed.
SJBDLS - Pray for us! Live Jesus in our hearts - Forever!