Today is a feast that is special to my heart. I love the place in which I live, and the patroness of my home town is Saint Rose of Lima. I naturally acquired a love for her who loved god. I completed my novena in hope of receiving what I prayed for because I am in dire need of it. Today I also did some naughty things which I corrected, when I could have done so, and where I chose not to avoid the occasion of sin, I ask for forgiveness. I tried not to worry about it, and moved on with life trusting in divine mercy.
Tomorrow I set out to a study on chastity for the weekend. I hope to learn something new. I pray god blesses my soul with the virtue of Chastity in the manner he blessed the Virgin Mary. Even if I decide to marry, I pray that I be chaste in some degree befitting that state. I remember the Venerable Mary of Agreda Spain, recording what the words of Our Lady in her book 'The Mystical City of God', Mary says that Chasity adorns all the rest of virtues giving them their brilliance. Can't remember her exact words.
My sins and temptations attack this virtue in me. I pray not to yield to temptation as I did today, against this virtue. May God preserve virtue in me as in Saint Rose.