Servant of God Sr Consolata Betrone -Victim Soul


Servant of God, Sister Consolata Betrone (1903-1946) -Mystic and Victim Soul

“There is a beautiful supplication, a quick prayer that our Lord gave to Sister Maria [Consolata] Betrone. It says- ‘Jesus and Mary, I love You. Save souls.’ It is very simple, but oh it carries a lot of weight.” -Mother M Angelica of EWTN

Birth and early life
Sister Consolata Betrone was born in Saluzzo, Italy on April 6, 1903, and was named Pierina Betrone. She was the daughter of Pietro Betrone and Giuseppina Nirino, who were the owners of a bakery in Saluzzo, who later became managers of a restaurant in Airasco (Turin). Pierina was the second of six daughters born of her father's second marriage.

Nothing in the early life and background could foretell that this young girl would become one of Jesus’ beloved victim souls. She seemed to live a normal childhood up until the age of 13 when one remarkable day our Lord cast His loving gaze upon her. It so happened that while she was hurrying to do her errands in the village when, unexpectedly, an intense prayer suddenly came forth from her heart: "My God, I love you!" and a unusual spiritual fervor overcame her. It was the beginning of her extraordinary experiences with the Lord.

On December 8 1916, which was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pierina dedicated herself to the Virgin. After receiving Holy Communion, she distinctly heard within her the words "Do you want to be Mine?"
Deeply moved by this extraordinary grace, she wept with tears of emotion, and without understanding the extent of the question, she replied “Yes” to Jesus, 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, and continuing for several years, she began a period of spiritual doubts, dryness and temptations, which were surely sent by the Lord to purify her soul. Our Lord first led her out into the spiritual desert in order to prepare her for her mission as victim soul.

Three failed attempts at entering the religious life
It was not until she was age 21 before she was finally able to realise the religious vocation that God was calling her to.
"Nothing attracts me about the Capuchins", she said, after three failed attempts to take the veil in “open” religious orders [ie- not cloistered], It was her confessor, Don Accomasso, who, enlightened by God as all sincere confessors are, advised her to enter the Convent of the Poor Clares (Order of Franciscan Capuchins) in Turin, Italy. This was an on April 17, 1929. After the normal period of preparation and discernment she gratefully received the Veil on February 28, 1930, taking the name of Sister Maria Consolata,

The new name, “Consolata”, chosen by young Pierina is indicative of the spiritual path and life that Jesus was calling her to, for the word “Consolata” means consoler, and it was she who soon became the consoler of the Heart of Jesus. On this very day of the Ceremony of taking the Veil, she received an inner locution from Jesus that indicated to her what His will was for her. Jesus said-
"I do not call you for more than this: an act of continual love." And for more than 16 years of enclosed Capuchin life this “act of continual love” would be the foundation on which she concentrated all her spiritual efforts.
On April 8 1934, she took her perpetual vows, working in the convent as a humble cook, doorkeeper and cobbler. She was transferred on July 22 1939 to the new foundation of Moriondo, Moncalieri Turin, where she was also a nurse and secretary. Her exterior life was one lived out in daily sacrifices, penances and self denial, hidden to the world, in fulfilment of the tasks assigned her by her superiors. Although her exterior life was similar to her fellow religious sisters, in her interior life she was receiving exceptional and extraordinary graces from God, which unfolded unnoticed in the intimacy of her spirit. She became the confidante of Jesus and His Sacred Heart.

The confidante of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
On November 9, 1934 Sister Consolata writes:
"Jesus reveals to me the intimate sufferings of His Heart caused by the faithlessness of souls consecrated to Him". After this, she began to have a burning desire to make reparation for the sins of the world, and to lead sinners to Jesus. And thus began the intense spiritual relationship, and intimacy between Jesus and Consolata: together in love, together in pain, together to deliver a countless number of souls to the Father, who seeks them in His infinite love, mercy and compassion. After all it was the Lord Himself who told her:
"Do not think of me as a harsh God, because I am foremost the God of love!".

Jesus, Mary, I love You! Save souls!
It was then that our Lord also inspired Sister Consolata with this important universal prayer, "Jesus, Mary, I love you! Save souls!"
Remembering what Jesus had told her on the day that she took the Veil-
"I do not call you for more than this: act of continual love”, Sister Consolata began to thus repeat this one prayer, over and over again, during all her waking hours, in every form of work as she went about her daily duties. For it was Christ himself, who instructed her in the practice of what He called the “unceasing act of love” expressed in the words- "Jesus, Mary, I love you! Save souls!"
Concerning 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?’"

Her littleness and humility
Though Sister Consolata was blessed with these extraordinary interior enlightenment's by God, she remained very humble and still felt small, and she saw herself as the “even smaller one” which Saint Therese of Lisieux had referred to in her diary. This feeling of littleness that Consolata felt within her soul was confirmed by our Lord in the following words:
"I have found that still weaker soul who has abandoned herself with complete faith to My infinite mercy: it is you, Consolata, and through you I will perform marvels which will far exceed your fondest desires."

And later Jesus tells her: -‘You are to love. You are too small to climb to the summit: I will carry you on My shoulders'

Here are some of the revelations given to her by Jesus:


‘Write this down Consolata, for I demand it of you under obedience, that for one act of love from you, I would create heaven.’

‘The soul that is dearest to Me is the one who loves me the most.’

‘Transform everything that is disagreeable to you into little roses, and gather them with love, and then offer them to Me with love”

‘See Consolata, the enemy will make every effort to shake your blind faith in me. But you must never forget that I am and love to be always kind and merciful. Understand my heart Consolata; understand my love, and never permit the enemy to gain entrance into your soul, even for an instant, with a thought of a lack of confidence in Me. Believe Me, I am solely and always kind; I am solely an always like a parent to you! So, imitate the children who at every little scratch of the finger, run at once to mother to have it bandaged. You should always do the same and remember that I will always cancel out and repair your imperfections and faults, just as a mother will always bandage the child's finger, whether it is really hurt or only seems so in his imagination. And if the child were to really hurt his arm, or his head, how tenderly and affectionately would he be cared for and bandaged by the mother! Well, I do this very same thing with regard to your soul when you fall, even though I may do so in silence. Do You understand Consolata? Therefore, never, never, never have even a shadow of doubt; a lack of confidence wounds My heart to the quick, and makes Me suffer.

“Love Me and you will be happy, and the more you love Me the happier you will be. Even when you will find yourself in utter darkness, love will produce light; love will produce strength, and love will produce joy.”

“I prefer an act of love, and a Communion of love to any other gift. I thirst for love”


"I delight to work in a soul. You see, I love to do everything Myself; and from this soul I ask only that she love Me."

"You see, even in good thoughts which creep in, there is always a bit of self-love, of complacency; and it is easy to see how they will spoil the act of love. But if you will complete trust in Me, that I am attending to everything and will continue to do so, and if you will not permit even one other thought to enter, then your act of love will possess a virginal purity."

"You see, Consolata, sanctity means self-forgetfulness in everything, in thoughts, desires, words....Allow Me to do it all! I will do everything; but you should, at every moment, give Me what I ask for with much love!"

"Consolata, place no limits on your confidence in Me, then I will place no limits on My graces for you!"

"Trust always in Jesus! If you only knew how much pleasure that gives Me! Grant Me this solace to trust in Me even in the shadow of death."

‘When suffering is accepted with love, it is no longer suffering, but is changed into joy.”


"If you are in Me and we are one then you will bring forth much fruit and will become strong, for you will disappear like a drop of water in the ocean; My silence will pass into you, and My humility, My purity, My charity, My gentleness, My patience, My thirst for suffering, and My zeal for souls whom I wish to save at all costs!"

"You must think only of loving Me! I will think of everything else, even to the smallest details!"

“ ‘Jesus, Mary, I love You. Save souls’ encompasses everything, the souls in Purgatory and the souls in the Militant Church; the innocent soul and the guilty soul; the dying, the atheist, etc… 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.”


Her holy death
In June 1939 she wrote "It is my fate to die in little pieces". In November 1944 she noted:
"For many days my soul has halted on this divine phrase - 'sacrificial victim for the Sacrificial Victim'". It is in this way that, for the peace of the world [for World War II was raging], for the dying and for the conversion of souls she many times repeated the offer of herself as the sacrifice of expiation for the sins of humanity

In the winter of 1944 her corpse-like color betrayed her. In obedience to her Suprior she subjected herself to a visit from the doctor. The doctor's reply was : "This sister is not ill, she is destroyed". On September 24 1945 Sister Consolata asked for half a day of rest and she laid down. The Mother Abbess took her temperature --39° C (102.2 F)! ‘How long has she been carrying on like this?’ it was asked. On October 25, 1945 and X-ray was taken revealing damage to her lungs; thus she was officially diagnosed with tuberculosis. On November 4, 1945 she left for the sanatorium. She remained there until July 3 1946, when an ambulance returned her, in the last stages of consumption, to the Convent of Moriondo. Now, "everything was finished", except to begin a new and eternal life forever united with God in Heaven. Sister Consolata died at dawn on July 18, 1946 in the Convent of the Sacred Heart of Moriondo Moncalieri Turin, Italy.
~Servant of God Sr. Consolata Betrone, pray for us!

Her afterlife

“The life of the Saints is a example of life for others"----It was with these words that on on February 8, 1995, Archbishop Cardinal Giovanni Saldarini in started the canonical process for five causes of beatification, one of these being the Capuchin Poor Clare nun, Sister Maria Consolata Betrone, in Turin Italy, in the Sanctuary of Our Lady Help of Christians.

For more information about the heroic and holy life of the Servant of God, Sister Consolata Betrone, there is an excellent book entitled “Jesus Appeals to the World” written by Sister Consolata’s spiritual Director, Father Lorenzo Sales, IMC, available here: http://www.stpauls.us/product1.aspx?Product_ID=5199
In fact, special merit lies with Father Lorenzo Sales (1889-1972), who was Sr. Consolata’s confessor and spiritual director from September 1935, for all his help with wisdom, discernment and guidance for the Work of God in the life of Sister Consolata.

"Words of Love" by Father Bartholomew Gottemoller O.S.C.O. is another excellent book containing many of the revelations of our Lord as given to Sr. Consolata. It is availible through Tan Books here:
https://www.catholicbooksellers.com/merchantmanager/product_info.php?products_id=287

For more info online, see the page on Sr. Consolata at the Monestary of the Sacred Heart website, located here:
http://www.consolatabetrone-monasterosacrocuore.it/page/ar1_ing/una_vita_per_lamore.htm

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very well done, sir. I have been praying this very beautiful yet simple prayer, "Jesus, Mary, I love you--save souls!" along with the Divine Mercy chaplet, more and more, especially at night when I awake. I think it is very efficacious.

"He is only limited by our doubt." A very great mystery.

I hope you and your family are getting through this cold winter. Thanking you, and with very best wishes for the Lenten season,

Charles Davenport

Larry said...

Our family, Children and their children say this prayer Jesus Mary St. Joseph I Love You, save souls at mealtime.

Anonymous said...

I just found this page tonight, however I think that God drew me here. I have been praying for the dying, for a long time...and now I have the prayer to do it with: "Jesus, Mary, I love you: save souls!"

Such an amazing story, and an amazing Saint. Thank you for writing this! Sr. Consolata is now in my heart, and Bl. Anna Maria Taigi is more in my heart because of what you wrote as well. My brother is sick with alcoholism and her feast day (June 9) is his birthday, so she is his saint. I have been looking for help for him...and have also been praying to Blessed Matt Talbot.

Right now it is life or death. My brother is on a drinking binge and it is very serious. Reading these biographies tonight has brought solace and given me courage. God Bless you!

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for your comments.

I pray that Bl. Anna Maria Taigi and Sr. Consolata Betrone may together intercede for your brother, and obtain for him a receovery from alcoholism. In Jesus holy Name, AMEN +

And, may God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the other important book by Fr Lorenzo Sales "The Littlest Way of Love". These two books (the other - "Jesus Appeals to the World") are essential reading, are in English and available from the nuns in Turin.

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for the information! I did not know about the book by Father Lorenzo Sales "The Littlest Way of Love".

-May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

That's a pleasure Glenn!
Please join our facebook group too: "SIster Consolata Betrone: Jesus Mary I love you! Save Souls!"

We have direct contact with the nuns through Daniela on this Facebook group who is an oblate with the Monastery of the Sacred Heart and who is keeping us up-to-date with the devotion and news from the Monastery where Sr Consolata is buried.
It's wonderful!
Libby

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Libby,
Thank you for your kind message and for the information about the Facebook group devoted to Sr. Consolata Betrone--I just requested to join this group.
Thanks again and may God bless you and your loved ones.
-Sr. Consolata Betrone, pray for us!
"Jesus and Mary I love you! Save Souls!"

Glenn Dallaire

Wenx said...

Hello...

Can I post this on my blog...

http://healwithgrace.blogspot.com/

Many thanks,
Wenx

Glenn Dallaire said...

Hi Wenx,
Yes, you can post this on your blog if you would like. If you could please put that this website is the source for the article, that would be great.
May God bless you and your loved ones,
Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Dear Glen, your site is very beautiful! Thank you!

Although I have difficulty understanding some mystics, I have a select group of "Heavenly companions" whose revelations bring me great comfort and light. One of these dear souls is Sr. Benigna Consolata Ferrero. You may have heard of her.

I will post an article about her on my blog shortly. Feel free to use as much of what I post as you wish! I believe that her revelations will be of great profit to many individuals. I have typed the words up from her biography and book of prayers/revelations etc. I will post the link within a few days, hopefully!

Please pray that I might not be so indifferent to God's will. God bless!

Glenn Dallaire said...


Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for your comments and for the information about the upcoming article on Sr. Benigna Consolata Ferrero. I am looking forward to reading it.

Best wishes and may God bless you and your loved ones.
-Glenn Dallaire

Anonymous said...

Dear Glen, here is the article that I mentioned earlier (it took longer than anticipated!):

http://littlestsouls.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/life-and-revelations-of-sr-benigna-consolata-ferrero/

Feel free to use any quotes etc. (Saves having to type them up!)

God bless!

- Littlestsouls

Anne Costa said...

What a beautiful and informative website! I am grateful for your servant's heart to bring this to the world!

john konnor said...

..if we only had the courage...Sr. Consolata Betrone, Please Pray for Us...

Anonymous said...

Buenas noches. Esta pagina es una maravilla, por favor podria ponerla en español? He usado el traductor en linea de google, pero me duele la cabeza intentando desenredar la mala traduccion. Le agradezco mucho el trabajo que realiza. Dios les bendiga

Anonymous said...

God bless you, Glen.

consolata said...

Consolata Ndanu
My dear loving saint consolata please pray for me to live my life as yours
interceed for me from heaven to be holy like you

Anonymous said...

Sr Consolata Betrones work is very important to the Church . The Act of love prepares the Church for something greater to come and that is the Gift of the Divine Will by Luisa Picaretta another Mystic . The act of love becomes not only the salvation of one soul but becomes connected to all souls in all centuries .
Consolata then is like a John the Baptist heralding the new era of living in the Divine Will . The greatest gift of God to our times in the Church . In schooling me with the act of love she prepared my soul for the even greater acts of Love in the Divine Will. www.luisa.lev.hu

Anonymous said...

I had a dream a couple of nights ago in which I was told by a woman to help save 50 souls. I pray for souls those living and those gone. 'But 50?'I thought. Then I "googled" prayers to help save 50 souls and I came across a rosary to save 50 souls. That is how I found this prayer which also led me to this page. So thankful that I found it! Simple, yet powerful. I have been praying constantly since I found it and have taught it to my children and parents as well. Thanks for this information!!!

Paul said...

Turin also happens to be the site of the shrine of the Madonna Consolata di Torino, Our Lady of Consolation, and the seat of the Consolata order of missionaries and nuns.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Glen. Your website is of great consolation, as is The Consoler, Consolata Betrone.
Such a wonderful supplication"Jesus ,Mary,I love You. Save souls! I've taught my little granddaughter this wonderful short prayer.
If less is more, this is it.
God bless you.
Anonymous

Anonymous said...

I too have just told my little granddaughter how powerful and important this supplication is.

These days when computers seem to "rule", this short prayer says it all.

Jesus,Mary I love Thee. Save souls!

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