St. John of the Cross teaches us that there is value in the temptations and trials of life...
We recall 17 January 1985, the date when the Servant of God Père Jacques de Jésus was named "Righteous Among the Nations" by the World Holocaust Remembrance Center Yad Vashem.
You must use every care to clothe yourselves in God's armour so that you may be ready to withstand the enemy's ambush.
Since man's life on earth is a time of trial, and all who would live devotedly in Christ must undergo persecution...
Oh, who can make this counsel of our Savior on self-denial understandable, practicable, and attractive! ... dryness, distaste, and trial. ... the pure spiritual cross and the nakedness of Christ’s poverty of spirit.
A novena based on Poem 45, "My Joy!" written by St. Thérèse for her sister Pauline's feast day, 21 January 1897
It always consoles us more to complain to those who we know feel our trials
A little robin came and landed on her bed
"Take courage, the order of the Blessed Virgin will flourish"