This Veterans Day, as we honor those who have served, here are some wise words from a future saint:
“The great French preacher Lacordaire once said the vocation of a soldier is next in dignity to the priesthood, not only because it commissioned him to defend justice on the field of battle and order on the field of peace, but also because it called him to the spirit and intention of sacrifice.”
“More than ever, I feel the need of having You close to me.
At any moment, I may find myself in battle.
However rigorous the task that awaits me, may I fulfill my duty with courage.
If death should overtake me on this field, may I die at peace with You.”