Monday, October 11, 2010

Embrace Infirmities With Joy

If bodily weakness renders us unable to practice corporal austerities, let us at least embrace with joy the infirmities with which Almighty God visits us. If borne with patience, they will conduct us to perfection better than voluntary works of penance. St. Syncletica used to say, that 'as corporal maladies are cured by medicine, so the diseases of the soul are healed by the infirmities of the body.' - Saint Alphonsus De Ligouri

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