5 Things to Remember When You Are Hurting

St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross

1. Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent. - St. John of the Cross

2. Without the afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase. - St. Rose of Lima

3. Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine. - St. Thomas Aquinas

4. You must accept your cross; if you carry it courageously it will carry you to heaven. God commands you to pray, but he forbids you to worry. - St. John Vianney

5. The most beautiful Credo is the one we pronounce in our hour of darkness. - St. Padre Pio