February 19 "We should consider it a great privilege that God deigns to use us as instruments in founding an institution that, if the foundation is well laid, will confer untold benefits on the people of the United States. … If, however, you feel the call within you, you will not allow yourselves to be deterred by obstacles from following this impulse, because the greater the sacrifice, the greater the reward."—Boniface Wimmer, letter written on this day in 1846 to clerics considering accompanying him to the United States.
Saint Conrad of Piacenza
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