Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Saint Padre Pio
St. Francis was once praying in an abandoned church when he was attacked by devils. Francis cried out and said "My Lord Jesus Christ, I thank You for the great love and charity which You are showing me, because it is a sign of great love when the Lord punishes His servant well for all his faults in this world, so that he may not be punished for them in the next world. And I am prepared to endure with joy every pain and every adversity which You, my God, wish to send me for my sins."
Then the devils, having been humiliated and defeated by his endurance and patience, went away.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Little Flowers of St. Francis