“Joy is in my heart. This joy is not ephemeral. I possess it forever. Like the springtime rose, it smiles at me every day. My joy is to love suffering. My joy is he Holy Will of Jesus, my only love, so I live without any fear.”

–St. Thérèse of Lisieux
-from Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity by Elizabeth A. Dreyer; foreword by Joan Chittister