A Mirror of the Perfection (The Sabatier Edition, 1928) - 330 

was especially full of grace
and was filled with visits of heavenly spirits.
So he often told the brothers:
"See to it my sons, that you never abandon this place.
If you are thrown out of one door, go back through another,
for this is truly a holy place, Ez 42:13
and the dwelling place of Christ and His Virgin Mother.
Here
the Most High increased our numbers,
when we were only a few; 1 Chr 16:19
here
He enlightened the souls of His poor ones
with the light of His wisdom;
here
He kindled our wills with the fire of his love; here
all who pray wholeheartedly will receive what they ask
while offenders will be severely punished.
Therefore, my sons, hold this place,
truly the dwelling place of God. Eph 2:22
with all reverence
and as most worthy of all honor,
particularly dear to Him and to His mother.
In this place
in cries of joy and praise with your whole heart
here praise God Ps 42:5 [Vulgate, Ps 41:5] Jer 29:13 the Father
and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit."

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THE PREROGATIVES GRANTED BY THE LORD AT THE PLACE OF SAINT MARY OF THE ANGELS

Holy of holies,
that truly place of places,
worthily held worthy
of the greatest of graces.

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