Cast yourself into the arms of God and be very sure that if he wants anything of you,
he will fit you for the work and give you strength.
First, let a little love find entrance into your hearts…
And the rest will follow.
The best way to prepare for death is to spend every day of life as though it were the last.
That we are generally the carpenters of our own crosses is a truth sadly easier
to recognise in others than in ourselves.
Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and helps us to persevere.
St. Philip Neri, 1515-1595