February 4 St. Joseph of Leonissa

I ask the sick brother to give thanks to the Creator for all things and to desire to be as God wills him to be, whether sick or well, because everyone whom the Lord has predestined to eternal life is disciplined by torments and afflictions and sicknesses and the spirit of sorrow. As the Lord says: “I reprove and discipline those whom I love.”

-St. Francis of Assisi

 

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and I detest all my sins because of your just punishments, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.

Amen.