During the course of the day, recollect as often as you can that you stand in the presence of God. Consider what He does and what you are doing. You will find His eyes turned towards you and perpetually fixed on you with an incomparable love.
Every Priest who preaches the Word of God in times of persecution has no escape; he will die like Jesus on the Cross, with arms tied.
Of the two thieves on the cross one prays and goes to heaven and the other swears and dies. (…) Prayer is mandatory for everyone: the sinners and the just. Without prayer, sinners will not be freed from the shackles of their inveterate addictions and will not obtain God’s Mercy.
Make Christ more visible than we ourselves.
You have to understand very well that Jesus descends on the altar when the priest says the Holy words. At that time, bend your heads and contemplate the Lord hidden in the Host and Wine.
Faith cannot be reduced to a private sentiment or, indeed, be hidden when it is inconvenient.
The mind is purified by spiritual knowledge, the spiritual passions of the soul by charity, and the irregular appetites by abstinence and penance.
Do not believe that caring for the sick consists only in giving them medicine and food; there is another kind of care which you should never forget, that of the heart which seeks to adapt to the suffering person, going to meet his needs.
At the workbench where he plied his trade together with Jesus, (Saint) Joseph brought human work closer to the mystery of the Redemption.
Accepting the faith is like putting into the bank the money we have given you; God will ask you for an account of this deposit.