There is an urgent need to present the true face of the Church. It’s necessary that all people can see God in Her face. When the Holy Mother Church will be known as She really is many of us will have to strike our breasts for what is being done with Her and for not speaking out and raising our voices to defend Her in order to make Her known in justice and truth, even among Her own children.

Accordingly, there is a need to rediscover the importance of the call to consecrate one’s life to God in any of the manifold ways as there are in the bosom of the Church. A soul truly consecrated to God is one of the most powerful testimonies of God’s presence among His own people. A soul consecrated to God proclaims and sings the Church in all Her beauty!

 

10-9-1960

“Consecrated soul, live out your vocation”

 

Today I feel the need to expose my point of view on what the living and the heartbeat of the consecrated soul must be, and what her purpose is, so that she may discern this one, which is God, from the means that God Himself hands her over to attain it.

When I say “consecrated soul,” I address equally priests, sisters, and every person who, through an especial vocation, feels called, attracted and predestined to be Christ’s spouse.

And I need to start this topic with a strong and heart-rending cry that may express the divine will: consecrated soul, priest of Christ: God alone…!!

It is necessary that we live on God alone and for God alone, being aware of our calling and knowing what we have been chosen for. […]

The consecrated soul has been chosen by God, called and predestined to enter into the very depths of the infinite communication of His Trinitarian life; to become His intimate spouse, His confidant, in whom He may be able to rest in the mutual requiting of love.

Consecrated soul means made one single thing with that which is Sacred, in order to live from the living of that God she consecrated herself to.

Consecrated soul, predestined, chosen and pampered to be, in the bosom of the Church, salt of life, that, in spiritual motherhood or fatherhood, as a herald of love, may be poured out on other souls…! anointed!: God alone! […]

That is why, when a soul feels the thrust of consecrating herself to God, let her take good care to seek what the purpose of her consecration is, which is to know and to love the Uncreated One; because unfortunately many times we get confused and we turn the means into the end. […]

When God calls one soul to consecration, that is to make her become one thing with Him, so that she may live from Him alone, so that she may surrender herself totally and unconditionally, unreservedly, to the action of the Holy Spirit, then He puts into her some movements, desires and aspirations which are the means to attain that end, but, never and in no way, must they become the goal of a consecrated soul, who has been called to become one thing with that which is Sacred, to such an extent that she may cease to be herself in order to be God by participation. […]

That is why, illuminated by the light of the Holy Spirit, I say to all my sisters and children in the consecration, with a heart-rending cry of alarm: God alone!!

Because if you go to a convent, attracted by the appeal you feel for this or that way of life, on finding out the harsh and true reality of a monotonous and routine life, if you consider your goal only from the perspective of the means God gave you to be united with Him, you will feel disillusioned that you were wrong, because what you were looking for does not fill your spirit. This is the reason why so many consecrated souls fail! […]

If you consecrate yourself to God, do so above all in order to become one thing with Him to glorify Him. Then, come what may, and come hell or high water, the little ship of your soul will rest assured in the will of the divine love that impels you to throw yourself, against all odds, with more or less means at your disposal, into the untiring pursuit of God alone. […]

If you suffer, do it for love; if you are virgin, for love; and if you renounce to everything, do it for love! Thus you will feel the need to deny yourself and to lose yourself in a complete oblivion of yourself, for that Love you consecrated yourself to.

Because the consecrated life lies not in suffering or rejoicing; everything lies in loving and in making of our life love, putting love where love is not present and healing up pain with love. […]

Try to fit-in with that place where, moved by God’s will, you felt called to. Yet, if for incidental reasons you cannot accomplish that, do not be troubled, because God abides in the deepest centre of your heart, wherein He unceasingly calls you so that you immerse yourself into Him and may live your consecration in intimacy of love and may cry out, in your whole life and with your whole being: God alone!

Mother Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia in the chapel of the house of El Pinar de las Rozas (Madrid). Year 1969

I insist that you try to seek the means and that place where God calls you to, with peace and calmness, for, if you do so in order to meet Him, nothing nor anybody will trouble you, because he who seeks God finds Him; and since God is everywhere, in whatever place His will will be made manifest to you, if you only seek His will, you will find Him.

Consecrated soul: God alone! that you may not live a monotonous, annoying and maybe disillusioned life, reckoning perhaps that you have failed in your spiritual life.

Spring forth to know and to love God in His bosom, in the Trinitarian mystery of His divine life, that you may be happy here on earth and there on Heaven; since happiness, here as well as there, consists in the fulfilment of the end we have been created for, which is to know and to love God and to make Him known and loved, so that, by fulfilling in this way the divine plan we may glorify Him. […]

Priest of Christ, consecrated soul, may your whole life be an expressive cry of self-giving and oblivion, which may ever say in a total adherence to the divine will: God alone!

Madre Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia
An extract from the writing: “Consacrated soul, live out your vocation”

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Fragment of the video of Mother Trinidad “Consacrated”, recorded on February 26th, 1986 (press PLAY):