“The beginning of holiness is found in faithfulness to prayer. May each of us grow in holiness through prayer. If we pray—we will believe. If we believe—we will love. If we love—we will serve. Only then will we put our love for God into action, through service to Christ in the distressing disguise of the poor.”

-from Thirsting for God


“Love Mary! She is loveable, faithful, constant. She will never let herself be outdone in love, but will ever remain supreme. If you are in danger, she will hasten to free you. If you are troubled, she will console you. If you are sick, she will bring you relief. If you are in need, she will help you. She does not look to see what kind of person you have been. She simply comes to a heart that wants to love her.”

— St. Gabriel Possenti of Our Lady of Sorrows