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Consolata Betrone

Consolata Betrone (born Pierina Betrone), mystic and nun of the Franciscan Capuchine order, was born in Saluzzo, Piedmont, Italy, on 6 April 1903, and died in the convent of Moriondo, Testona, on 18 July 1946.[1]

Pierina Betrone was the daughter of Pietro Betrone and Giuseppina Nirino, the owners of a bakery in Saluzzo (Cuneo) and then managers of a restaurant in Airasco (Turin), Pierina was the second of six daughters born of her father's second marriage.[2]

During her reported religious experiences, she would listen to Jesus's Sacred Heart words and then repeat all His messages to her confessor, the missionary priest Father Lorenzo Sales. She is known for her prayer: "Jesus, Mary, I love you: Save souls" which are not only some words meant to be used as an ejaculatory prayer. They are the basis of a brand new spiritual Way : the "Tiny Way of Love". It is a concrete way to fully and deeply live the "Little Way of Love" taught by Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (Saint Thérèse de l'Enfant Jésus et de la Sainte Face).

This prayer contains both Christ's Gospel teachings about Love : Love first the Lord with all our heart and soul, strength and mind ("Jesus, Mary, I love you"...), second, love others like ourselves (... "save souls"). "Souls" means "all souls" : from the priests and consecrated persons to the last sinners in the World, including Purgatory Souls. Then, this prayer, said all day long with the heart, means that for each "Jesus, Mary, I love you, save souls", one soul is saved.

Sister Consolata spent her whole life attempting to bring to perfection this Tiny Way of Love. She used to fight every thought, every word, every emotion, to keep unceasing her "Jesus, Mary, save souls" all day long, not to spoil one of them (because only one of them means a soul, as Jesus taught her).

After Sister Consolata's death, Father Lorenzo Sales wrote the book "Jesus Appeals to the World" based on her reported messages [3]

In 1995 Cardinal Giovanni Saldarini started the canonical process of beatification for Sister Mary Consolata Betrone.[2]

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  • Sister Consolata Betrone - Official Website


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