“In every sick person, there is Christ who is suffering! In every poor person, there is Christ who is languishing! In every sick person who is poor, Christ is doubly there!”

-from: Padre Pio: A Personal Portrait 


“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”

— St. Catherine of Siena


“If you love God, lust has no place in your heart. Saint Augustine teaches that the sin of lust is like an iron chain that binds you fast, enslaving your will to perversity. When lust gains entry to your heart, it quickly takes root as a habit. If you don’t resist and uproot it, that habit inevitably becomes necessary.”

— Patrick Madrid