Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More wisdom from St. Alphonsus Liguori

Relics of St. Alphonsus Liguori,  Basilica of St. Alphonsus, Pagani, Italy

Well worth keeping the following words of St. Alphonsus in mind throughout the new year, which I expect will be a particularly rough one:

"We must patiently endure all the tribulations of this life, the sicknesses, sorrows, poverty, loss of possessions, death of kin, affronts, persecutions, and adversity of every kind.  Let us understand that the sufferings of this life are signs that God loves us, and show his desire to save us in the next. Moreover, we must realize that the involuntary mortifications that God himself sends us are more pleasing to him than the voluntary ones that we take up on our own."

St. Alphonsus Liguori, pray for us. 

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