Set thyself, then, like a good and faithful servant of Christ, to bear manfully the cross of thy Lord, crucified for the love of thee.
-Bk. II, ch. xii.
When I was a postulant I found it very hard to perform certain exterior mortifications customary in our monasteries, but I never gave way to my repugnance. The crucifix in the garth seemed to be looking at me with imploring eyes, begging me to make these sacrifices.
-The Story of a Soul (L'Histoire d'une Âme).
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Adapted from Just For Today(©1943 Burns & Oates)
Nihil Obstat: Reginaldus Phillips, S.T.L.,Censor deputatus
Imprimatur: Edwardus Myers, Vic. Cap.