Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of St Philippine Duchesne. She often felt herself a failure but others recognized her holiness and today she is honored by the whole Church as a saint. Philippine is honored by the Society of the Sacred Heart as a courageous missionary. She was the first to take the Society beyond France, an important step in realizing St Madeleine Sophie Barat’s founding vision of a universal communion of adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In time Philippine’s work bore great fruit.
Reflecting on Philippine’s words, we may ask ourselves:
– Are there times when we feel worn out and useless?
– How might God’s work through us bear fruit in the future?