“You intend to be full of fervor…and you find that your inclinations are quite the opposite.
This does not surprise me. Feeling and comprehension are pure gifts from God and are
consequently without merit. (The important thing is to try to serve God in a spirit of
patience and submission. Yes, true fervor means to go on always, in spite of
dryness, low spirits, and discouragement. It is a mark of a strong and true
character to keep staunch in spite of contradiction and weariness.”)
Mere Angelique Geay, Second Superior General of the Sisters of Bon Secours of Paris