“Loving trust and total surrender made Our Lady say yes to the message of the angel. And cheerfulness made her run in haste to serve her cousin Elizabeth. That is so much our life: saying yes to Jesus and running in haste to serve him in the poorest of the poor. Let us keep very close to Our Lady and she will make that same spirit grow in each one of us.”

—St. Theresa of Calcutta

-from Thirsting for God: Daily Meditations

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“God loves those who thank Him even in suffering.”

— St. Arnold Janssen

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“The soul that does not attach itself solely to the will of God will find neither satisfaction nor sanctification in any other means however excellent by which it may attempt to gain them. If that which God Himself chooses for you does not content you, from whom do you expect to obtain what you desire? . . . No soul can be really nourished, fortified, purified, enriched, and sanctified except in fulfilling the duties of the present moment.”

— Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade, p. 14

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