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The Marians of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the renewal and reform of our Congregation led by Blessed George Matulaitis-Matulewicz. To mark the year of thanksgiving, which began Dec. 8, we offer you the following in a series of excerpts from Blessed George's Journal that he kept from 1910 to 1925.
October 17, 1910
Our task must be to seek perfection: to perfect ourselves and to help perfect other people and their works. We deepen our spiritual lives by selecting those spiritual exercises that best help us live the supernatural life with greater awareness: as, for example, a pure, supernatural intention (this should become a daily habit), the general and particular examinations of conscience, meditation, spiritual reading, a good and conscientious confession, and a monthly account of our spiritual progress given to our director in all candor and sincerity. In all other areas let us seek perfection by using our time as productively as possible by acquiring some special skill in addition to our general education, and by giving our superior a complete account of our external life and work.
As we ourselves make progress, we must also try to help others move forward. In serving others and contributing to their greater perfection, we rise higher as well and become more perfect.
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