The Gospel today is about our marriage being forever and ever and ever. How do you divide one flesh without totally destroying both halves? The sad stories of broken marriages are all too common this day and age. The two spouses suffer horribly, but the children torn and broken is the heart breaking damage done. The Saint for today lost her husband after 9 years of a happy marriage - St Jane Frances de Chantal. She folded her suffering into prayer, devoting herself to her children's education and her disagreeable father-in-law with kindness. She faced her responsibilities alone and in prayer and action! She then founded the Visitation order of nuns for women who did not have the stamina for the life of the traditional orders. In the place of physical mortification, the Visitation nuns devote themselves to total trust and gentle service in the spirit of Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth.
"In prayer one must hold fast and never let go ... If it seems as if no one is listening to you, then cry out even louder. If you are driven out of one door, go back in by the other."