Cardinal Désiré-Félicien-François-Joseph Mercier (21 November 1851 – 23 January 1926) was the Archbishop of Mechelen , Primate of Belgium .
Pope Benedict XV sent his portrait and a letter of whole-hearted support to Cardinal Mercier in 1916, and at one point told him “You saved the Church!” I have yet to find out what the Pope meant when he said that Cardinal Mercier had saved the Church .
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Cardinal Mercier said , " I am going to reveal to you a secret of sanctity and happiness. For five minutes every day quieten your imagination, close your eyes to everything visible and your ears to all external sounds and withdraw into the sanctuary of your baptised soul which is the temple of the Holy Spirit. There, speak to the Holy Spirit and say:
O Holy Spirit
beloved of my soul
I adore you.
strengthen and console me.
Tell me what I ought to do
and command me to do it.
I promise to submit to everything
that you ask of me
and to accept all
that you allow to happen to me.
Just show me what is your will.
If you do this, your life will be happy and serene. Even in the midst of troubles you will experience great consolation, for grace will be given to strengthen and help you to cope with every difficulty. "