Thursday, November 13, 2008

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Says:

"When we see our efforts are unsuccessful, let us throw ourselves at the feet of Jesus. Groaning over the world's iniquity, let us beg his divine heart to lay bare his infinite treasures of mercy. Then let us return again to our work, without giving in to exhaustion. Hardships must never discourage the spouse of Christ; rather, they should make her stronger and more determined. Do not be dismayed by rejection and mockery. Go forward always...everyone can be serene when things run smoothly; it is in difficult situations that fidelity and constancy are proven."

5 comments:

Sharon said...

Hardships must never discourage the spouse of Christ; rather, they should make her stronger and more determined. Do not be dismayed by rejection and mockery.

The above is especially shouting out to me right now.

Thank you for posting this, Patty. What a beautiful passage to share.

Patty Arnold said...

You are welcome, Sharon. It most certainly spoke to me too.

Karen (Mikols) Bonar said...

isn't she the saint who's supposed to help you find a parking space in a crowded parking lot? (yeah, I remember random items about a saint...)

Patty Arnold said...

Karen, not sure about patron of parking. My friend always said, "Hail Mary full of grace, help me find a parking space." Although some would be offended by asking the Blessed Virgin for such menial things, I think she cares about everything we do!

Karen (Mikols) Bonar said...

I think it went .... Mother Cabrini help me find a place to park my driving machiney. (I'm totally NOT making this up!!!!!)