When the children of God are tried by fire, nothing should be further from their thoughts than that they are alone.
It may be said, speaking generally, that the word isolation is unchristian: but when it refers to a case of suffering and self-immolation, it is still more untrue.
Be careful never to think that your pains are of no account, that the silent conflict, borne in loving patience, can remain barren.
Your sufferings are the common treasures of mankind (united with Christ).
And on the day when all things are revealed you will meet this or that unknown brother whose beatitude you have purchased.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930