President’s Friday Message 10 29
Glory be to God, all loving and all knowing Father in heaven. May His blessings fall upon us.
Good luck to the girl’s cross country team as they compete in the 2021 state cross country team event tomorrow.
Our virtue of the week is PATIENCE
The strength to endure delay, pain, discomfort and
Lord, the virtue of PATIENCE is very important for every
aspect of our life. It is very difficult to be PATIENT, Lord,
and we need Your help in order to live it.
You were PATIENT with the soldiers who whipped You,
spit on You, nailed You to the Cross. You endured all
that pain for love of us.
May we imitate Your example by enduring the pains,
delays, discomforts and disappointments in life for love
Patience is the virtue which makes us accept for love of God, generously
and peacefully, everything that is displeasing to our nature, without allowing
ourselves to be depressed by the sadness which easily comes over us
when we meet with disagreeable things.
By fixing our glance on Jesus, the divinely patient One, we can learn to
practice patience. If Jesus, the Innocent One, bore so much for us, can we
not endure something for love of Him? Whatever the total of suffering in our
lives, it will always be very small compared with the infinite sufferings of
Whoever wishes to become patient must look at the motives for suffering in
the profound light of faith. If we wish to live for God, we must never stop to
consider the human causes of our sufferings, but must accept all as coming
from His hands, simply repeating: Dominus est! It is the Lord!
This acceptance does not prevent us from feeling, even deeply feeling, the
weight of the suffering – Jesus also felt it in His agony in the Garden of
Olives – but it does help us to be undisturbed, to preserve peace and
serenity, to maintain self-control, and, consequently, to be patient.
Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D., (1893-1953)
Discalced Carmelite priest who became one of the most revered masters of the spiritual life.
WAY TO LIVE THE VIRTUE THIS WEEK
Remind ourselves to talk a deep breath and
count to 10 when we get impatient and
frustrated with something or someone.
And pray a decade of the rosary to ask our
Blessed Mother for her help.
Luke 21: 17-19
“And you shall be hated by all men for my
But a hair of your head shall not perish.
In your patience you shall possess your
“Be patient with everyone but above all with
Do not be disheartened by your imperfections but
always rise up with fresh courage.”
– St. Francis de Sales
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
– St. Augustine
The Vice is
THE WEAKNESS TO BE UNABLE TO ENDURE NOR ACCEPT DELAY, PAIN, DISCOMFORT AND
STEPS TO DEAL WITH IMPATIENCE
Realize you are becoming impatient.
Take a deep breath.
You may not be able to change your immediate feelings but you can
control your thoughts. Think about something else.
Recognize that it could be a lot worse. Think of the sufferings other
people must go through.
Offer up to God the suffering you are experiencing through a real prayer
Remember Jesus suffering during the scourging at the pillar and being
nailed to the cross.
Know that this will pass.
PRAY A DECADE OF THE ROSARY.
Thank you for being so PATIENT with us, Lord.
You were on the Cross for three long hours.
People (We) made fun of You, taunted You, tempted
You to come down from the Cross but You were
We want to be like You, Lord.
In Christ’s Peace
Assumption Catholic Schools