I want you to be a tree of love,
Grafted into the Word who is love,
Christ crucified -
A tree with its roots in deep humility.
If you are a tree of love, sweetly rooted,
You'll find the fruit of patience and strength at the tips of your branches,
And crowned perseverance nesting within you.
You'll find peace and quiet and consolation in suffering when you see yourself conformed with Christ crucified.
And so, by enduring with Christ crucified, you'll come with joy from much war
Into much peace. Peace! Peace!
St. Catherine of Siena