I look forward every day to the surprising ways in which love, strength, betrayal, and sin will be revealed, until that definitive meeting with that wonderful face, that face, although I do not know what it looks like, from which I flee continually, but which I want to know and to love.

-from Pope Francis Takes the Bus and Other Unexpected Stories

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“You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.”

— St. Therese of Lisieux

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“O my God, you and you alone are all wise and all knowing! You know, you have determined everything that will happen to us from first to last. You have ordered things in the wisest way, and you know what will be my lot year by year until I die. You know how long I have to live. You know how I shall die. You have precisely ordained everything, sin excepted. Every event of my life is the best for me that it could be, for it comes from you. You bring me on year by year, by your wonderful Providence, from youth to age, with the most perfect wisdom, and with the most perfect love.”

— Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman

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