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Place yourself gently

Provident God, grant me the confidence in your love and care that Saint Mother Theodore had, so I too ‘may not give way to uneasiness about the future’ but ‘place myself gently into the hands of Providence,’ as I embrace present and future as evolving mystery. …

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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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“I feel as stupid as a turkey.”

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“It is very true that our whole life is one of sacrifice. Who could doubt this?”

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“Sister St. Francis is resuscitated enough to preach for the jubilee. To see if she is dead, we shall have to take a little, or even a big boy to her room and ask her about preparing him for Baptism or for Confession. If she opens neither her eyes nor her mouth, we may have the funeral in all safety.”

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“We must pray: it is our food without which nourishment we perish.”

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“At New York, we began to experience the care of a maternal Providence which watched over us.”

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“We are approaching very fast. How fast my heart is beating! If you knew what feelings one experiences at a moment like this!”

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“...purify your hearts more and more in communion with God, and acquire new strength and fervor for the time to come.”

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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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“How we shall admire God's care of us!”

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Quote of the day

February 7
“What strength the soul draws from prayer! In the midst of a storm, how sweet is the calm it finds in the heart of Jesus.”
– Saint Mother Theodore Guerin