May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in him, so that you may overflow
with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. - Romans 15:13
"I have long had the feeling that, since the world
is growing so rapidly worse and worse and God has lost His hold,
as it were, upon the hearts of men, He is looking all the more earnestly
and anxiously for big things from those who are faithful to Him still.
He cannot, perhaps, gather a large army
round His standard, but He wants every one in it to be a hero,
absolutely and lovingly devoted to Him."
Fr William Doyle, SJ