Today is also an Optional Memoria of St Louis Marie Grignon de Montfort. Here is one of his sayings: ‘Take advantage of little sufferings even more than of great ones. God considers not so much what we suffer, as how we suffer … Turn everything to profit as the grocer does in his shop’.

Today will surely provide us with an opportunity to put this wisdom into practice. May St Louis pray for us, and may God bless you this day.