Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque
Saint of the Day for October 16
(July 22, 1647 – October 17, 1690)
"Love those who humble and contradict you, for they are more useful to your perfection than those who flatter you."
Well-instructed Christians know this notionally but, alas, few know it really. And here I must add an important reminder that knowing it ‘really’ does imply ‘feelingly’. To know really – or really to know – means living that knowledge, living out of it. It means that our way of looking at things, our attitudes, our actions arise from this knowledge. Of this real knowledge we use the word faith.