On this day

1931.9.9

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St Josemaría was suffering from a painful inner trial that lasted throughout the autumn. Thinking of its symptoms, he wrote on today’s date: “I am in great tribulation and distress. The reasons? Really, the same as always. But there is also something very personal which, without taking away my trust in my God, makes me suffer, because I don’t see any possible human way out of my situation. Temptations to rebel arise, but I say Serviam! [‘I will serve!’]”