Prayers of St. Teresa Margaret Redi of the Sacred Heart
My God, I desire nothing save to become your perfect image; and since yours was a hidden life of humiliation, love and sacrifice, so also I wish mine to be. I desire to enclose myself henceforth within your most loving Heart as in a desert, so that I may live in you, and with you, and for you, this hidden life of love and sacrifice.
In all things I shall be content, knowing that the route I travel leads to Calvary. The thornier the path, the heavier the cross, the more consoled I will be, because I desire to love with you a suffering love, a selfless love, an active love, with a firm, undivided, persevering love. …I have promised you many things, but in no wise do I depend upon my own indolent spirit. You have enlightened me as to what I must do; now help me to execute it. All this I hope of your infinite mercy.