St. Joseph Province

Missionaries Of Compassion

“Do as I have done” Jn 13,15



Genius knows no handicap through physical ills. Lord Byron had a club foot. Robert Louis Stevenson and John Keats had tuberculosis.

Charles Steinmetz and Alexander Pope were hunchbacks. Admiral Nelson had only one eye. Edgar Allan Poe was a mental case. Charles Darwin was an invalid.

Julius Caesar was an epileptic. Thomas Edison and Ludwig Beethoven were deaf. Peter Stuyvesant had a wooden leg. Handicaps build strength and will power — and accomplish things.


The next time you can, observe the ants at work. If you place some obstacles in their path, they’ll go around them, over them, under them, do anything possible – but never go back. Handicaps are hindrances, if only we accept them to be.

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