In anticipation of my reception into the Third Order of St. Dominic tonight, I ask for your prayers. Especially on my heart today is Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, my fellow Dominican tertiary, who said, “In order to be Christian, our lives must be a continual renunciation and sacrifice. However, we know that the difficulties of this world are nothing compared to the eternal happiness that awaits us, where there will be no limit to our joy, no end to our happiness, and we shall enjoy unimaginable peace. And so, young people, learn from our Lord Jesus Christ the meaning of sacrifice” (An Ordinary Christian, pg. 121).