“Lord, you are my peace, my hope, my joy. Help me when I am struggling to trust you. Heal the hard and fearful places in my heart, and give me joy.”

–from Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta


“In this life our lot is not to enjoy God, but to do his holy will.”

— St. Teresa of Avila


“I desire that you know more profoundly the love that burns in My Heart for souls, and you will understand this when you meditate upon My Passion. Call upon My mercy on behalf of sinners; I desire their salvation. When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer: ‘O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.‘ ”

— St. Faustina Kowalska