“Le anime piccolissime del Cuore misericordioso di Gesù”
“In this way this picture so vividly depicts the boldness of Consolata and her abandonment to the Sacred Heart, I saw myself so like this that I was unable to refrain from gluing it into my notebook”.
(from Sister Consolata Betrone’s diary)
“I tell you solemnly, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven”. (Mt. 18,3).
“Suffer the little children to come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the Kingdom of Heaven belongs. I tell you solemnly, anyone who does not welcome the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it”: (Mk. 10, 14-15).
“I bless you, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased You to do”. (Mt. 11, 25-26).
The “Le anime piccolissime del Cuore misericordioso di Gesù (The littlest souls of the compassionate Heart of Jesus ) ” Association with headquarters at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, was legally constituted on March 25 1999 at the desire of a group of people ” to be the concrete witness of the compassionate action of the Sacred Heart of Jesus” (from the By-Laws).
“Anime piccolissime (littlest souls)” because spiritually committed to the Tiny Path of Love of Sister Consolata Betrone and wanting to diffuse knowledge of it. To this aim prayer meetings are already organised and biographical material on the Servant of God published and reprinted.
“del Cuore misericordioso di Gesù (of the compassionate Heart of Jesus)” because “in relation to the image of our generation, which cannot do other that arouse deep disquiet…the Church of our time must become more deeply and specifically aware of the need to bear witness to Compassion …” (Encyclical Letter, Dives in Misericordia, of Pope John Paul II).
The ultimate aim of the Association is, therefore, spiritual and social for the moral and material needs of the “very smallest brothers and sisters” with particular attention paid to poor, abandoned children, those who count for nothing and are loved by nobody. This Christian commitment starts from the Convent, which is, therefore, not only the legal headquarters of the Association but the living source of its spiritual path and it is committed to support every activity with prayer.