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Minute Meditations
Prayerful Fidelity Minute Meditations
Peace, patience, and above all prayerful fidelity in suffering constitute the path most of us are called to travel. Perhaps we can manage to be cheerful in the midst of suffering; this is a courageous virtue and one not easily attained.
— from Never Give Up

Friday, June 21, 2013
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