'Millions there are who are fluttering like wounded birds around the Rock.
Get on your knees for them; sacrifice for them.
Be the sign of the Eternal on the face of the earth,
the mystery of faith against the mystery of iniquity.
Bear love to those who hate; bring pity to the world's tears;
bless those who have forgotten the need of blessing.
Be the hidden writing on the parchment of their world.
Be the stars of their dark nights.'
Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Painting: George Henry Boughton