Patience Isn’t Always Virtue Provoking

At the present time, the hatred of the Muslim countries against the West is becoming a hatred against Christianity itself. Although the statesmen have not yet taken it into account, there is still grave danger that the temporal power of Islam may return, and with it, the menace that it may shake off a West which has ceased to be Christian, and affirm itself as a great anti-Christian world power. Muslim writers say, “When the locust swarms darken countries, they bear on their wings these Arabic words: We are God’s host, each of us has ninety-nine eggs, and if we had a hundred, we should lay waste the world, with all that is in it.”

~ Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

When Everything Seems To Be Out of Control . . .

Come, O Holy Spirit!

Come, giver of gifts! The greatest of comforters!

You are my soul’s refreshment! Her rest in toil; her shelter in heat; her solace in woe!

O most blessed Light!

Water our dryness; heal our wounds; bend our stubborn will; warm our cold hearts; guide our straying steps.

Give to thy faithful, who hope in thee, thy holy seven gifts. Give them endless joy. Amen.