Rosa Patientiæ

"The rose is defended by sharp thorns, and only one who is willing to risk shedding blood for it, gains it for himself. The title 'Rose of Patience' links together two interesting ideas: the beauty …More
"The rose is defended by sharp thorns, and only one who is willing to risk shedding blood for it, gains it for himself. The title 'Rose of Patience' links together two interesting ideas: the beauty of Dominic's patience, and the necessity and fact of his courage. Patience helps a man to endure evil without being unduly cast down; it helps a man to cope with present sorrow, whatever its cause... Life is a valley of tears, courtesy of our father Adam. The important thing is to learn patience, or how to live with sorrow intelligently, virtuously... True patience never calls upon a man simply to grin and bear it. He must do what he can to alleviate the situation... He does what he can about removing the causes of his discontent, and in so doing he is acting reasonably, that is, virtuously. Such action does not mean that a man is impatient. But there are times when there is nothing to do but to endure, with good grace, an unhappy sutuation... Dominic's patience was rewarded by a bountiful …More
"The rose is defended by sharp thorns, and only one who is willing to risk shedding blood for it, gains it for himself." Then there's that guy. :D