A quote from Pope Francis:
“We all know people who have experienced difficult situations and great suffering. But, think of these men, these women, who lead difficult lives, who struggle to maintain their families, to bring up their children: they do all of this because the spirit of fortitude helps them. … These brothers and sisters of ours are saints, everyday saints, saints who are concealed among us; they have the gift of fortitude that allows them to carry out their duties as persons, as fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and citizens. … And it is good for us to think about these people: if they do all this, if they can do it, why can’t I? it is good for us to ask the Lord for the gift of fortitude.”
-- General audience, May 14, 2014
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