Oh, how false is the life of youth, for you either scandalize or are scandalized. Better is old age; but sorrow overcomes me because of the length of time that separates me from heaven - Saint Anysia.

Whether our lives be long or short in this life on earth, Father, we pray that, like Saint Anysia, our lives always give glory to You and that we never fear giving our testimony of faith. Give us the grace, Father, to not only boldly testify to the truth, but to defend it as well. And through our actions, may many others be brought to eternal life with You. Amen. (Catholic Exchange)