ST ETHELREDA +679
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You place your trust in God. Trust also in Me.” (Jn 14:1)
Peace does not reside in outward things, but within one’s soul; we may maintain it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive.
Peace in this life springs from obedience, not from the absence of suffering.
– Francois Fenelon
Dear St Ethelreda, let me recognise in my sufferings the opportunity to grow nearer to the Lord as you did.