The importance of steadfastness during this eclipse of Holy Mother Church cannot be overstated. Facing the unknown often breeds a certain weakness of faith and trust in God, and so much more so does the unprecedented uncertainty of this time. Persevere and Spread Hope! at To be Valiant is to be Virtuous offers strength and encouragement for perseverance: “…let our… trust in God be firm, and shine forth as a witness of our Faith. Thus, we will become beacons of hope for all of those around us…”
True gratitude will go a long way toward attaining perseverance. Alan Scott at Grow in Virtue offers practical advice about cultivating gratefulness in Living a Life of Gratitude Will Transform Your Life. Thankfulness in the face of hardship and tragedy is truly powerful, and also edifying to behold. As Mr. Scott points out, everything is meant to draw us closer to God, and nothing could be more deserving of thanks than that.
We close with a bit of good news today. The Mater Boni Consilii Institute welcomed a priest, Father Arnold Trauner, who professed intentions on 26 April 2017. The full story, Fr Arnold Trauner enters the Mater Boni Consilii Institute, is available at Sodalitium. Deo Gratias!