St. Alphonsus Rodriguez (1532-1617)
Alphonsus was admitted into the Society of Jesus in Spain as a lay brother after his wife died. After six months, he was sent to a college where he was a porter for 46 years. He exercised great influence on the members of the household and many others who came to him for advice and direction, including St. Peter Claver.

Reflections from the Saints

We ought to be persuaded that what God refuses to our prayer, He grants to our salvation.
– St. Augustine