St. John Vianney, the Cure D’Ars

“Contradictions put us at the foot of the cross, and the cross lifts us up to heaven.”

 

St. John Bosco

“Take what you must suffer out of necessity, and offer it to God, and it will become virtue and merit.”

 

St. Teresa of Calcutta

“God allows us to fail but doesn’t want us to be discouraged.”

St. Gregory the Great

“There is no adversity that can defeat someone whom prosperity has not managed to deceive.”

Saint Philip Neri

“It is an excellent remedy, in times of tribulations and spiritual aridity, to imagine yourself as a beggar in the presence of God and the saints, to ask them for spiritual alms.”

St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer

“Learn to deny your own whims. Accept adversity without exaggerating it, without making a scene, without… hysterics. And you will make Jesus’ Cross lighter.”

St. John Paul II

“Suffering, in fact, is always a trial—at times a fairly hard one—to which humanity is subjected.”

Padre Pio

“God leaves you in that darkness for His glory; here’s a great opportunity for your spiritual progress.”