"Life is marked by suffering. The poor suffer. The great suffer. Everything that is painful to the flesh and displeasing to the senses is a cross. Embrace all these little opportunities of suffering and you will be bearing the cross of Christ. Relieve the afflicted and he will accept it as given to himself. Frankly, I hate suffering. But I am learning to thank God for everything that makes me die to self. In fact, I'm trying to make my whole life a conscious dying to self."

St. Katherine Drexel

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