In proportion as the love of God increases in our soul, so does also the love of suffering.---ST. VINCENT DE PAUL.
December 29 is the Feast of St. Thomas Becket (+1170):
On the way to the ordination [as Archbishop] Thomas charged his faithful friend, Herbert of Bosham: “Hereafter, I want you to tell me, candidly and in secret, what people are saying about me. And if you see anything in me that you regard as a fault, feel free to tell me in private. For from now on people will talk about me, but not to me. It is dangerous for men in power if no one dares to tell them when they go wrong.”----LIVES OF THE SAINTS by +Augustine Kalberer, O.S.B.