"Love proves itself by deeds, and how shall I prove mine? The little child will scatter flowers whose fragrant perfume will surround the royal throne, and in a voice that is silver-toned, she will sing the canticle of love… I can prove my love only by scattering flowers, that is to say, by never letting [...]
"In the Eucharist Christ gives us his body and blood as food and drink, under the appearance of bread and wine, just as during the paschal meal at the Last Supper. Only through the Spirit, the giver of life, can the Eucharistic food and drink produce in us 'communion,' that is to say, the salvific [...]
"Prayer ought to be not only the grace of our sanctification, but its principal exercise, the virtue of virtues. By it you will have the virtues of your state, because, being a virtue which has God for immediate object, it attracts the other virtues after it and makes use of them to exercise itself." [...]
"By praying the Psalms, the Scripture readings and the readings drawn from the great tradition which are included in the Divine Office, we can come to a deeper experience of the Christ-event and the economy of salvation, which in turn can enrich our understanding and participation in the celebration of the Eucharist." Source: Pope [...]
"For the person who is truly humble is always doubtful about his own virtues; very often they seem more genuine and of greater worth when he sees them in his neighbors." Source: Saint Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection, Dover Thrift Editions, 2012.
"He endows you with intelligence, and He wants its fruits. Let all your studies be for Him. Examine yourself well on this subject, and you will find that you are taking back something every day. You study for yourself, through your natural attraction for such or such a subject, and yet the science of the [...]
"God said, 'This is that sin which is never forgiven, now or ever: the refusal, the scorning, of my mercy. For this offends me more than all the other sins they have committed. So the despair of Judas displeased me more and was a greater insult to my Son than his betrayal had been.'" -St. [...]
"Take care not to look about you. Keep your eyes lowered and your hands joined, and say the Confiteor. While you are waiting for Communion, stir up in your heart a great love for Jesus Christ, and humbly beg Him to deign to come to your poor and miserable heart." Source: St. John Vianney, [...]
"Are we never, then, to judge our neighbor? you ask. Never, my child. It is God Who judges criminals brought before a court of law." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.
"It is written (Jn. 6:52): 'If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever.' But eternal life is the life of glory. Therefore the attaining of glory is an effect of this sacrament." Source: St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica