During the month of December we will be focusing on St. Isaac Jogues who was a man that demonstrated the virtue of patience.
When we are faced with situations, people, and events that irritate us, we have an opportunity to practice patience. As we grow in virtue, little things will bother us less and less. Many people learn patience through very great trials, such as waiting for a love one to return from war, waiting to find a job, or enduring a long sickness. Sometimes it's difficult to suffer without complaining, but we know that God has a plan, so we rely on His strength and wait for his will.
St. Isaac had to learn to speak the language of the Mohawks, and since they did not use the same alphabet, it took a long time to be able to speak with them about Jesus. Since he knew he was doing what God had sent him to do, he persevered patiently, and many people converted.