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"