You will please God in a supreme manner by not failing to carry out your devout practices in times of interior aridity and languor which often return to you. Because if you don’t want to serve and love God simply for love of him, and as the service we render him amidst the sufferings of aridity is more pleasing to him than that which we render him amidst sweetness, we must likewise receive them willingly…
– St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Act of Faith
O my God, I firmly believe that You are one God in three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe that Your divine Son became man and died for our sins and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches because You have revealed them, Who are eternal truth and wisdom, Who can neither deceive nor be deceived. In this faith I intend to live and die.