July 14, 2011
St. Rita of Cascia

St. Rita of Cascia says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“I have come so that all the children of God hear this truth. Perseverance is the mother of all virtue. Therefore, it follows, perseverance is the mother of all holiness.”

“Consider the role that a mother assumes. She is protective, encouraging, nurturing; such is the way perseverance acts in the soul. Mother Perseverance protects the virtuous life by tenaciously guarding each effort in virtue. Through perseverance, the soul is encouraged to practice virtue, even in the most difficult trials. Like a mother, perseverance nurtures the virtuous life, and gives hope in every test or trial.”

“Yes, perseverance deserves the title ‘Mother Perseverance'. Esteem her as such.”