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A Dominican order nun, Saint Rose of Lima, wrote the following:

Our Lord and Savior lifted up His voice and said with incomparable majesty: ‘Let all men know that grace comes after tribulation.

‘Let them know that without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace.

‘Let them know that the gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase.

‘Let men take care not to stray and be deceived.

‘This is the only true stairway to paradise, and without the cross they can find no road to climb to heaven.’

St. Rose of Lima, pray for us.

Dear Jesus, Thank You for all the graces You bestowed upon St. Rose of Lima and on all of Your Saints and Angels. Amen.