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Joseph of Petrograd: “Intense sorrows, like gold in a furnace, purify the soul”

16 February 2016

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“Intense sorrows, like gold in a furnace, purify the soul, give it life, fortify and temper it. A man becomes less sensitive to his everyday sorrows and sufferings on earth, becomes calmer, more balanced, looks at the world more seriously and soberly, becomes less attached to the earthly, thirsts more for the heavenly, the eternal, the unending.”

-St. Joseph of Petrograd

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