“The last degree of love is when He gave Himself to us to be our Food; because He gave Himself to be united with us in every way.”

— St. Bernardine of Siena

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“Prayer brings our mind into the brightness of divine light, and exposes our will to the warmth of divine love. Nothing else can so purge our mind from its ignorance, and our will from its depraved affections. It is a blessed fountain which, as it flows, revives our good desires and causes them to bring forth fruit, washes away the stains of infirmity from our soul, and calms the passions of our hearts.”

— St. Francis de Sales