Girolamo Muziano (1528/1532-1592), St Jerome, oil on wood transferred to canvas, c. 1585-1592, Vatican Museums, Pinacoteca, © Musei Vaticani
Knowing how to bear life!
This is the first penance of every Christian,
the first condition and the first means of holiness and sanctification.
With that docile resignation that is proper to those who believe
in a just and good God, and in Jesus Christ,
teacher and guide of hearts,
you courageously embrace an often difficult, daily cross.
Carrying it with Jesus, its weight becomes light.
(Pope Pius XII, Homily, 26 March 1950)
Under the direction of Paolo Ondarza
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