Statue of Saint Dominic in the Church of Santa Sabina in Rome

Today's Quote:

We may compare a soul rising from sin to holiness to the dawn which, as it rises, does not at once dispel darkness, but advances gradually. It is an old saying, that a slow cure is a certain cure. Spiritual diseases like those of the body come mounted and at full speed; they return on foot and creeping. We must be patient and courageous. It is sad to see those who, finding their attempts after the devout life hindered by various infirmities, begin to grow uneasy, to fret and be disheartened, almost ready to yield to the temptation of forsaking their aim and falling back.

      - Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Philothea, Part I, Chapter v