Friday, May 24, 2013


Statue of St. Robert BellarmineBut you will say, it is hard that we should, for the love of God, be sometimes compelled to lose our property, friends, and even life itself. I acknowledge that it is so to those who love not God: but to those who do love Him, and desire to possess Him, I assert that it is very easy, especially since, if we despise temporal goods for the love of God, we shall possess those that are incomparably superior to them.

--St. Robert Bellarmine, Eternal Happiness of the Saints