“We have to learn to live in the present moment. We have to ask God: What are you calling me to do now, in this present moment? Not yesterday, not tomorrow, but right now. God’s will is manifested to us in the duties and experiences of the present moment. We have only to accept them and try to be like Jesus in them.”

–from Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence


“He will provide the way and the means, such as you could never have imagined. Leave it all to Him, let go of yourself, lose yourself on the Cross, and you will find yourself entirely.”

— St. Catherine of Siena


“These persons, when they [receive Holy Communion], strive with all their might for sensible sweetness, instead of worshipping in humility and praising God within themselves. So much are they given to this, that they think when they derive no sensible sweetness, they have done nothing, so meanly do they think of God; neither do they understand that the least of the blessings of the Most Holy Sacrament is that which touches the senses, and that the invisible grace It confers is far greater; for God frequently withholds these sensible favors from men, that they may fix the eyes of faith upon Himself . . . All this is a very great imperfection, being against the purity of Faith, and directly at variance with the nature of God.”

— St. John of the Cross