May God our Lord
grant us in time the gift
to perceive his holy will.
He wishes that we should always
be ready to fulfill it whenever he
manifests it to us
and lets us feel it within our souls.
To fare well in this life,
we must be pilgrims ready to go
wherever we can serve
God our Lord the more.
Letter to Francisco Mansilhas SJ
from Negapatam in India,
7th April 1545