Pure and tender Lilly,
At a young age you endured many trials
Such as the loss of your mom, dad, and young brother.
Smallpox that killed your family left its mark on your face
And harmed your vision.
Yet, through all of these trials, you
Continued with courage and tenacity.
Help me to put my confidence in God and trust him
To help me in all of my life's problems,
That he will aid and guide me, as he did you,
To overcome obstacles.
Librarie Mariale, Trois-Rivieres
Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6