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There is no celebration in my soul.
I turn to You, source of meaning, knower of sorrow.
I miss your voice on the other end of the line.
I miss your advice. I will surely stumble without it.
I miss the you-ness of you. I wish I could hug you again.
I feel failure like a heavy weight, dragging my spirit down.
I want to give life, to make of myself a fertile field,
where goodness grows abundantly.
In this moment of loss, let me draw into myself, O God,
the light of your radiant love.
May it be a fire of renewed energy within me.
that I may rise from the pain and sadness
that now weigh upon my heart.
“The most painful sight I saw in New Orleans was the selling of slaves. Every day in the streets at appointed places, Negroes and Negresses in holiday attire are exposed for this shameful traffic, like the meanest animals at our fairs. This spectacle oppressed my heart.”
“That [melancholy] is a bad disease. One has to bear with such persons and suffer; but they themselves more than anyone else.”
“Sadness is very hurtful for you, so do not indulge in it, crying like a baby to whom they have not given any candy.”
“We again offered up to heaven the sacrifices of all that we loved, and we thought of those who were weeping for us.”
“She was all this time a good Sister of Providence, and her loss is keenly felt, by none however so deeply as by me.”
“God alone can console you, strengthen you.”
“Let not a cross look or a word vex you; no, nothing in the world is worth losing our peace for...”
“You can never imagine the void the death of Sister St. Francis has left in our house. I not only miss her, but it seems to me I have lost a part of my life. Day and night she is present in my mind.”
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