Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

October 17

“By patience we are supported when, amid the troubles of this world, our happiness is postponed. It was with such patience that Kind David endured the attacks of his son Absalom. Although he could easily have destroyed Absalom, David forbade those who were grieved and upset by such treason to take vengeance on his wayward son. He accepted the moment as a time for humility and bowed to the will of God and drank the bitter wine of his son’s disloyalty with the greatest patience.”

On Patience, 9.8