"Foremost among the soul’s affections is love. Love is the ruler of every motion of the heart; drawing all to itself, and making us like to that we love." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.
"Without the Blessed Eucharist there would no longer be any happiness in this world, life would be unbearable. When we receive Holy Communion we receive our joy and all our good." Source: St. John Vianney, The Meditations of the Curé D’Ars
"Ah, my Sacramental Lord and Divine Lover, how amiable and tender are the inventions of Thy lore to gain the love of souls! O Eternal Word, Thou, in becoming man, wast not satisfied with dying for us; Thou hast also given us this Sacrament as a companion, as food, and as a pledge of heaven. [...]
“Know that the greatest obstacles to holiness are discouragement and an exaggerated anxiety. These will deprive you of the ability to practice virtue." Source: St. Faustina, Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul
"Therefore in eucharistic Communion we receive Christ, Christ Himself; and our union with Him, which is a gift and grace for each individual, brings it about that in Him we are also associated in the unity of His body which is the Church." Source: Pope St. John Paul II, LETTER DOMINICAE CENAE OF THE [...]
"The man who 'looks' in the way described in Matthew 5:27-28 'makes use' of the woman, of her femininity, to satisfy his own 'drive.' Even if he does not use her in an external act, he has already taken such an attitude in his interior when he makes this decision about a particular woman. Adultery [...]
"Blessed is he who keeps the moment of death ever before his eyes and prepares for it every day." Source: Thomas a’ Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Dover Thrift Editions, 1940.
"The mutual consent that husband and wife exchange in Christ, which establishes them as a community of life and love, also has a eucharistic dimension. Indeed, in the theology of Saint Paul, conjugal love is a sacramental sign of Christ's love for his Church, a love culminating in the Cross, the expression of his 'marriage' [...]
"Consequently, no natural or created agent can act except by changing the form in something; and on this account every change made according to nature's laws is a formal change. But God is infinite act… hence His action extends to the whole nature of being. Therefore He can work not only formal conversion, so that [...]
"Sometimes we pride ourselves on the merit of having become a religious, and think we have done a heroic action. Alas! we are in arrears with mercy. The advantage is all on our side. We receive a hundred times more than we have given." Source: St. Peter Julian Eymard, The Divine Eucharist St. Peter [...]