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Holy Cards owned by St. Gemma now preserved at Rome

Gemma was very familiar with Angels as she visibly saw and conversed with her own Guardian Angel. The most important mission of this Angel with Gemma was in what concerned her spiritual advancement. One time her Guardian Angel wished her to write word for word what he said. Having told her to take pen and paper, he standing, and she seated before him at her desk, he thus began:

“Remember, child, that one who truly loves Jesus speaks little and endures much. I command thee on the part of Jesus, never to give thy opinion unless it is asked; never to maintain thy opinion, but be silent at once. When thou hast committed any fault, accuse thyself of it at once without waiting for others to do so …. Remember to guard thine eyes and reflect that the mortified eye shall behold the beauties of Heaven.”