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Topic: patience

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“Endeavor not to cause others to suffer, and you yourself try to endure the little annoyances which are unavoidable in the necessary relations with others.”

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“... require of each one only what she can give.”

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“Pray, pray very much so the good God will show you what [God] wishes you to do.”

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“Let us always have in hand our lamps burning, that we may not be surprised.”

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“In the midst of all our storms, however, we have the consolation of seeing the religious spirit become solid ... and that is not a little thing.”

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“Do not press matters; be patient, be trustful.”

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“Never speak when you are over - excited, but wait for the impulse of nature to pass away and that of grace to succeed it.”

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“...grace is not given equally to all, nor at the same time.”

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“Be careful not to give way to your temper, which makes you unsupportable. You would be a thousand times happier in resisting it.”

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“The way is not yet clear. Grope along slowly.”

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“You may have to wait longer than you would like, you may have to bear privations; but, bear and forbear.”

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“Believe me ... always and everywhere you will find people who will try your patience and you yourself will try theirs.”

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October 25
“The weather was magnificent. It seemed that heaven united with earth to add beauty to the feast. Never had I seen our solitude so charming.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin