Montserrat Grases (Montse, to her friends) was born in Barcelona, Spain. At the age of 17 it was discovered that she had bone cancer. Less than a year later she died.
Montse’s life was simple and short, but intense and deep. So powerful is the message of her life that the Cause for her Beatification and Canonization is making steady progress in Rome. This book is the story of her life.
Montse had time to sow and to hope, to laugh, to cry and to sing. Hers was a life which came to be focused on the Love of God. Thanks to her contagious and endearing cheerfulness, Montse was able to transform every smile into a prayer, and ever prayer into a smile accepting the Will of God. Her message could be summarized in an aspiration she came to use: “Lord, whatever You want!”
A leading member of the Spanish Academy wrote: “She died without having done anything extraordinary – nothing other than having done extraordinary well the ordinary things of every day.” Here lies the prescription for the many millions of Catholics who are living their ordinary workaday lives, and aim to win heaven by turning ‘their everyday prose into heroic verse’.