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Topic: sadness

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“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.”

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“That [melancholy] is a bad disease. One has to bear with such persons and suffer; but they themselves more than anyone else.”

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“Sadness is very hurtful for you, so do not indulge in it, crying like a baby to whom they have not given any candy.”

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“We again offered up to heaven the sacrifices of all that we loved, and we thought of those who were weeping for us.”

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“She was all this time a good Sister of Providence, and her loss is keenly felt, by none however so deeply as by me.”

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“God alone can console you, strengthen you.”

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“Let not a cross look or a word vex you; no, nothing in the world is worth losing our peace for...”

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“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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“This habitual state of calm it is true, has from time to time its tempests. I am sometimes so depressed, so disheartened that I feel inclined to excessive sadness.”

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“My heart feels the need of sharing with you both its joys and griefs.”

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“When we are cold is not the time to keep away from the fire.”

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“My heart is so oppressed I no longer have the strength to pour out my soul.”

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Quote of the day

October 31
All Hallow's Eve
“A long time after the sun had disappeared the moon succeeded it, and it knew a more somber clarity; we were still there to admire the Works of Creation and to make the most serious reflections on what we beheld and on our present position.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin