Patience: 1st Mark of Charity – Jan 04 – Homily – Fr Terrance

By January 4, 2022January 22nd, 2022Bloomington, IN, Fr. Terrance Chartier, Homily

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Jan 04, 2022, where he starts a series on the marks of charity with the 1st Mark is patience and how it relates to suffering, mercy and sanctity.


Patience is a commanded act where the will has an influence on doing this.

Can be patient without Charity but can not be charitable without patient. The more charitable you are the more patience.

Holiness requires: a little science (knowledge), wisdom, prudence and an ocean of patience

Patience from patire, to suffer. It is a willingness to suffer. Patient do not offer evil for evil. Mercy of the saints.

Patience comes from God. God is patient and merciful  hope that we convert.

Impatience is a refusal to embrace the crosses that God gives.

Not stoic or insensible

From Imitation of Christ:

Progress in spiritual life is not in the consolations

Put up with the defects of others

Put up with what we can not change in our selves and others

Patience with difficulties more pleasing to God than consolations at times of comfort.

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Marks of Charity are from 1 Cor 13

Ave Maria!

Mass: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Mem
Readings: Wkdays before Epiphany - Jan 4 -
1st: 1jo 3:7-10
Resp: psa 98:1, 7-8, 9
Gsp: joh 1:35-42

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