"Communion! Oh, what an honor God does to His creature. He rests on his tongue, passes by his palate as by a little road, and stops in his heart as on a throne." Source: St. John Vianney, The Meditations of the Curé D’Ars
"May the message of mercy reach everyone, and may no one be indifferent to the call to experience mercy. I direct this invitation to conversion even more fervently to those whose behavior distances them from the grace of God." Source: Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus: BULL OF INDICTION OF THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY [...]
"When a just man cannot see any excuse for what is done by a person in whose general worth he believes, he still refrains from judging him, and leaves all to God’s Judgment." Source: St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Random House, Inc., 2002.
"Since Christ our Redeemer declared that to be truly His own body which He offered under the form of bread, it has, therefore, always been a firm belief in the Church of God, and this holy council now declares it anew, that by the consecration of the bread and wine a change is brought about [...]
"From the moment I came to love suffering, it ceased to be a suffering for me. Suffering is the daily food of my soul." Source: St. Faustina, Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul
"Our Lord says (Jn. 6:52): 'The bread which I will give, is My flesh for the life of the world.' But the spiritual life is the effect of grace. Therefore grace is bestowed through this sacrament... It is considered on the part of what is represented by this sacrament, which is Christ's Passion, as stated [...]
"We cannot, even for a moment, forget that the Eucharist is a special possession belonging to the whole Church. It is the greatest gift in the order of grace and of sacrament that the divine Spouse has offered and unceasingly offers to His spouse." Source: Pope St. John Paul II, LETTER DOMINICAE CENAE OF [...]
"The tendency to avoid the word eros, together with the new vision of love expressed through the word agape, clearly point to something new and distinct about the Christian understanding of love." Source: Pope Benedict XVI, God is Love: Deus Caritas Est, Ignatius Press, 2006.
"Intelligent silence is the mother of prayer, freedom from bondage, custodian of zeal, a guard on our thoughts, a watch on our enemies, a prison of mourning, a friend of tears, a sure recollection of death, a painter of punishment, a concern with judgment, servant of anguish, foe of license, a companion of stillness, the [...]
"The mode of Christ's presence under the Eucharistic species is unique. It raises the Eucharist above all the sacraments as 'the perfection of the spiritual life and the end to which all the sacraments tend.' In the most blessed sacrament of the Eucharist 'the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our [...]