“Holy Spirit, incline my heart so that I might hear in a new and fresh way the words God wants to speak to me. Help me to see the beauty of the Lord in his sanctuary, the gateway to heaven itself.”

–from Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta


“We find ourselves in this earth as in a tempestuous sea, in a desert, in a vale of tears. Now then, Mary is the Star of the Sea, the solace of our desert, the light that guides us towards heaven.”

— St. John Bosco