“God does not only give us life: he gives us the earth, he gives us all of creation. He does not only give man a partner and endless possibilities: he also gives human beings a task. He invites them to be a part of his creative work and he says: Cultivate it!”

-from Caring for Creation


“Our Lord’s love shines out just as much through a little soul who yields completely to His Grace as it does through the greatest . . . Just as the sun shines equally on the cedar and the little flower, so the Divine Sun shines equally on everyone, great and small. Everything is ordered for their good, just as in nature the seasons are so ordered that the smallest daisy comes to bloom at its appointed time.”

— St. Therese of Lisieux


“When we go to confession, we ought to persuade ourselves to find Jesus Christ in the person of our confessor.”

— St. Philip Neri