1. You teach souls by word; you save them by suffering.
--- BL. ANTHONY CHEVRIER
2. If we knew the value of suffering, we would ask for it on our knees with joined hands.
--- ST. ANDRE
3. All that crucifies is good: do not look at what wood the crosses are made of, as long as it is a "cross wood." Great crosses present themselves rarely, little crosses are given to us at every moment. Make sure not to lose any of them.
--- BL. EDWARD POPPE
4. If you seek to carry no other crosses but those whose reason you understand, perfection is not for you.
--- ST. TERESA OF AVILA
5. All the greatest pains become sweet for whoever looks at Jesus Christ on the Cross.
--- ST. MARY MAGDALEN OF PAZZI
6. You will gain more by receiving scorn peacefully than if you fasted for a week on bread and water. It is good to humble ourselves; but it is much more worthwhile to accept the humiliations that come to us from others.
--- ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI
7. The Gates of Paradise are not closed to those who carry the standard of the Cross.
--- ST. BONAVENTURE
8. I see crosses at every turn. My flesh shudders over it, but my heart adores them. Yes, I hail you, crosses little and great, I hail you, and kiss your feet, unworthy of the honor of your shadow.
--- ST. FRANCIS DE SALES
9. God would turn the world around to find suffering in order to give it to a soul upon whom He has set His Divine gaze with ineffable love.
--- ST. THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX
10. Let us be afraid of being deprived of sufferings more than a miser is of his treasure. Sufferings are the jewels of Jesus Crucified ... The more painful the cross, the greater our advantage. The more contradictory creatures are with us. the dearer we will be to our Creator. A single moment of tribulation assures an immense weight of glory. Never to suffer would be the greatest danger for us.
--- ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS
THE BACKGROUND IMAGE IS THAT OF THE LOCALE KNOWN AS RAVENS' NEST, ACADIA PARK, MAINE.