The 20th century was rich with victim souls who suffered and made reparation for the sins of mankind. One such victim soul was Sister Consolata Betrone, born in Saluzzo, Italy, on April 6, 1903. Her original name was Pierina Betrone.
At the age of 13, during the busyness of doing errands, an intense prayer suddenly came forth from Pierina's heart: “My God, I love you!” and a special spiritual fervour overcame her.
On Dec. 8, 1916, Pierina dedicated herself to Our Lady. After receiving holy Communion, she distinctly heard within her the words “Do you want to be mine?” Deeply moved, and with tears of emotion, Pierina replied “Yes” to Jesus, thus entrusting herself to him.
As the weeks and months progressed, Pierina began to feel God calling her to the religious life. During the same time, she began to experience a period of spiritual doubts, dryness, and temptations. At the age of 21, after three failed attempts to enter the religious life, Pierina followed the advice of her confessor and entered the Convent of the Poor Clares (Order of Franciscan Capuchins) in Turin, Italy, on April 17, 1929.
Pierina received the veil on Feb. 28, 1930, and took the name of Sister Maria Consolata, That day, Pierina received an inner locution from Jesus. Christ said, “I do not call you for more than this: an act of continual love.”
The name “Consolata” means consoler. Sister Consolata would become a consoler of the Heart of Jesus.
Sister Consolata took final vows on April 8, 1934. On Nov. 9 that year, Sister Consolata wrote: “Jesus reveals to me the intimate sufferings of his heart caused by the faithlessness of souls consecrated to him.”
Sister Consolata worked as a cook, doorkeeper, and cobbler. On July 22, 1939, she was transferred to the new foundation of Moriondo Moncalieri (Turin), where she served as a nurse and secretary.
Christ inspired Sister Consolata to practise acts of continual love expressed in the words: “Jesus, Mary, I love you! Save souls!” Regarding this prayer, our Lord said, “Tell me, what more beautiful prayer do you want to offer me? – Jesus, Mary, I love you! Save souls! – Love and souls! What more beautiful prayer could you desire?”
Jesus told her the prayer “encompasses everything: the souls in Purgatory and the souls in the Militant Church; the innocent soul and the guilty soul; the dying, the atheist … Do not lose time; remember that every act of love is a soul. Of all the gifts, the best gift you can offer me is a day full of love. I desire an uninterrupted ‘Jesus, Mary I love You, save souls!’ from when you get up in the morning till when you go to bed at night.”
Here are some of the messages of Jesus to Sister Consolata:
“The soul that is dearest to me is the one who loves me the most.”
“Love me and you will be happy, and the more you love me the happier you will be.”
“I prefer an act of love and a Communion of love to any other gift. I thirst for love.”
"Consolata, place no limits on your confidence in me. Then I will place no limits on my graces for you!"
"When suffering is accepted with love, it is no longer suffering, but is changed into joy.”
"You must think only of loving me! I will think of everything else, even to the smallest details!"
In 1945, Sister Consolata was diagnosed with tuberculosis. She died at dawn on July 18, 1946, in the Convent of the Sacred Heart of Moriondo Moncalieri, Turin.
郝素娜妲修女在修院當過廚子、門丁及皮革匠。1939年7月22日，她被調派到都靈蒙卡列的摩利安道新院，任護士和秘書。耶穌啟示她以短禱「耶穌、瑪利亞，我愛你們！拯救靈魂！」去延續愛心。耶穌又說：「告訴我，有什麼短禱如『耶穌、瑪利亞，我愛你們！拯救靈魂！』── 愛與救靈 ── 更美麗？」
耶穌強調：「短禱『耶穌、瑪利亞，我愛你們！拯救靈魂！』涵括了很多：煉獄的靈魂、戰鬥是教會的靈魂、純潔及罪有應得的靈魂、無神論者的靈魂 … 等。不要浪費時間。緊記著：每個愛德工作關乎一個靈魂。眾多的獻給我的禮物中，整天的愛是最好的禮物。我期待著沒終止的『耶穌、瑪利亞，我愛你們！拯救靈魂！』── 從你早上醒來的一煞，直到你晚上上床休息的一刻。」