'Poverty should not just be difficult, but crucifying. Jesus chose the most humble things to satisfy his needs, such as hay to soothe his frail and delicate body. If he ever had any preference, it was always for suffering; unlike him, I choose comfort and pleasure. With the help of your grace, starting today, that is over. I want to walk in your footsteps, suffer, conquer my weaknesses and die to all that is not you, in order to live for Jesus, with Jesus and in Jesus. In this way, I shall belong entirely to Jesus. How sweet it will be to die in this way with Jesus!'