“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

— St. Augustine


“The invitation to lift up our hearts at the most important part of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is an invitation by Jesus through the voice of the priest to give our hearts to the Father, as He gave His life for us. We prepare to make our hearts and lives a total self-gift to the Father as Jesus made Himself a total gift to the Father for us on the Cross.”

— Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila


“Keep in mind that even those who are not our blood relatives, even if they are poor, are still our brethren.”

-from St. Teresa of Calcutta: Missionary, Mother, Mystic