Words from Blessed Frassati

“You ask me whether I am in good spirits. How could I not be so? As long as Faith gives me strength I will always be joyful; every Catholic cannot but be joyful. Sadness ought to be banished from Catholic souls. For suffering is a far different thing from sadness, which is the worst disease of all. It is almost always caused by lack of Faith. But the purpose for which we have been created shows us the path along which we should go, perhaps strewn with many thorns, but not a sad path. Even in the midst of intense suffering, it is one of joy.”

-Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

(Excerpt from a letter to his sister Luciana, February 14th, 1925)

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