"One of the greatest mistakes is to think that contentment comes from something outside us rather than from a quality of the soul. Trying to make a discontented person happy is like trying to fill a sieve with water. However much you pour into it, it runs out too rapidly for you to catch up." [...]
"The Church teaches that priestly ordination is the indispensable condition for the valid celebration of the Eucharist." Source: Pope Benedict XVI, SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS (Sacrament of Charity), 2/22/2007
"I myself spent over fourteen years without ever being able to meditate except while reading." Source: Saint Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection, Dover Thrift Editions, 2012.
"Some men accordingly, not paying heed to these things, have contended that Christ's body and blood are not in this sacrament except as in a sign, a thing to be rejected as heretical, since it is contrary to Christ's words." Source: St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica
"The priest fulfills his principal mission and is manifested in all his fullness when he celebrates the Eucharist, and this manifestation is more complete when he himself allows the depth of that mystery to become visible, so that it alone shines forth in people's hearts and minds, through his ministry. This is the supreme exercise [...]
"If men did for the good God and for their soul what they do to succeed in business affairs or in any other state in which they are, they would soon become saints." Source: St. Peter Julian Eymard, The Divine Eucharist St. Peter Julian Eymard was a priest and the founder of the Congregation [...]
"So among other things I use the way my Truth described when he said, 'I am the true vine, my Father is the vinedresser, and you are the branches.' He is the true vine because he proceeds from me, the Father, and whoever remains in him by following his teaching will bear fruit. And so [...]
"Our Savior, when about to depart from this world to the Father, instituted this sacrament, in which He poured forth, as it were, the riches of His divine love towards men, making a remembrance of his wonderful works, and commanded us in the participation of it to reverence His memory and to show forth his [...]
"Oh I if we could really understand how much Jesus Christ loves to come into our hearts! Once He is there, He would wish never to leave it. He can no longer separate Himself from us during our life nor after our death." Source: St. John Vianney, The Meditations of the Curé D’Ars [...]
"My child, our possessions are not ours; God has given them to us to cultivate, that we may make them fruitful and profitable in His Service, and so doing we shall please Him." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.