"My guide warned me to guard carefully against impatience and to offer every vexation for the poor souls. The other morning I almost forgot his admonition and was on the point of yielding to impatience, but I repressed it. I am very glad I did so, and I thank my good angel for helping me. No words can say what immense consolation souls receive from a little sacrifice, a trifling self-victory."
excerpt from The life and Revelations of Anne Catherine Emmerich, Volume 2
By the Very Reverend Carl E. Schmoger, C.SS.R.