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Come to my aid as I begin again.
Lead me to the right leads, let my resume sing its song
to the most receptive ears. Grant me that interview.
Shore me up, You who make
all things possible. Grant me hope.
Give me strength. Help me be open
to what may be — fewer hours,
less money, even a change in jobs.
“But again I must talk about money. When will the day come that we shall be able to be occupied only with God?”
“The good God gave me the grace to remain calm.”
“Sometimes I feel almost sinking under the weight, not only of present miseries, but still more, perhaps, under the apprehension of future misfortunes with which we are threatened.”
“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...”
“We are always in fear about what we treasure.”
“You are very foolish, my dear sister, to be tormenting your imagination with the fear of losing your mind. ... Believe me, my daughter, we cannot lose what we never had.”
“Sometimes I am disheartened with this country that I feel as if I were carrying on my shoulders the weight of its highest mountains and in my heart all the thorns of its wilderness.”
“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.”
“Her [Sister Saint Francis Xavier] example animates and confounds me. I am near her in the chapel distracted with temporalities and business, and I see her lost in God and melting with love for our Lord.”
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