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Brother Lawrence, who practiced the presence of God, died at age 80 on 17 February 1691.

We should never, Brother remarked, grow weary of doing little things for the love of God, Who regards not the greatness of the work but its love. We must not be surprised at failing often in the beginning, for in the end would come a habit that would make us produce our actions without thinking about it and with wonderful pleasure.
—Nicholas Herman, Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, The Practice of the Presence of God, trans. Sister Mary David, S.S.N.D. (New York: Paulist Press, 1978)

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