Patience is the virtue of a person of faith. It does not matter how many things you do; it is the love you bring to them that makes the difference.

-from Pope Francis Takes the Bus and Other Unexpected Stories

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“In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more.”

— St. John of the Cross

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“If, then, we wish to persevere and to be saved—for no one can be saved without perseverance—we must pray continually. Our perseverance depends, not on one grace, but on a thousand helps which we hope to obtain from God during our whole lives, that we may be preserved in his grace. Now, to this chain of graces a chain of prayers on our part must correspond: without these prayers, God ordinarily does not grant his graces. If we neglect to pray, and thus break the chain of prayers, the chain of graces shall also be broken, and we shall lose the grace of perseverance.”

— St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

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