Pope Saint Gregory III

Do not shrink, beloved brother, from difficult and protracted journeys in the service of the Christian faith, for it is written that small is the gate and narrow the road that leads on to life.

Servant of God Catherine Doherty

Everything that happens to us spiritually, everything that causes us to grow, will bring us closer to God if we say yes.

Saint Maria Maravillas de Jesus

The only thing we must do is allow ourselves to be led by the most loving Providence of God. You will see how everything works out; have great confidence in the Lord.

Saint Ambrose of Milan

Lord Jesus Christ, I approach Your banquet table in fear and trembling, for I am a sinner and dare not rely on my own worth but only on Your goodness and mercy.

Blessed John van Ruysbroeck

Where God and the soul come together in the union of love, then God, above time, gives His light; and the soul, in a single moment of time, gives, by virtue of the grace received, its free conversion to Him. And there charity is born of God and of the soul in the soul, for charity is a bond of love, tying God to the loving soul.

Saint John Chrysostom

We have found the Messiah, that is to say, the Christ.’ Notice how his (Andrew’s), words reveal what he has learned in so short a time. They show the power of the master who has convinced them of this truth. Andrew’s words reveal a soul waiting with the utmost longing for the coming of the Messiah, looking forward to his appearing from heaven, rejoicing when he does appear, and hastening to announce so great an event to others. To support one another in the things of the spirit is the true sign of good will between brothers, loving kinship and sincere affection.