"Ah! it is the Holy Spirit who desires to pray in us! Of ourselves, we are incapable of doing so; but the Spirit of Jesus Christ, who abides in us, wishes to help our impotence and to pray by His ineffable groanings. Then, let this Spirit of love speak and pray. The prayer that comes [...]
"Therefore you could not be given the body without being given the blood as well; nor either the body or the blood without the soul of this Word; not the soul or body without the divinity of [Jesus], God eternal. For the one cannot be separated from the other – just as the divine nature [...]
"Humility is truth about ourselves." Source: Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Happiness, St. Pauls, 1998.
"In this sacramental context of Christian revelation, knowledge and study of the word of God enable us better to appreciate, celebrate and live the Eucharist. Here too, we can see how true it is that 'ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ'." Source: Pope Benedict XVI, SACRAMENTUM CARITATIS (Sacrament of Charity), 2/22/2007 [...]
"He is in the Most Blessed Sacrament to exercise His priesthood. He is there as God and Man. Does not this Presence call for a special service, a court, a family, which has no other occupation than to serve the great King?" Source: St. Peter Julian Eymard, The Divine Eucharist St. Peter Julian Eymard [...]
"You must not think that you have made any progress until you look upon yourself as inferior to all others." Source: Thomas a’ Kempis, The Imitation of Christ, Dover Thrift Editions, 1940.
"I write to the Churches, and impress on them all, that I shall willingly die for God, unless ye hinder me. I beseech of you not to show an unseasonable good-will towards me. Suffer me to become food for the wild beasts, through whose instrumentality it will be granted me to attain to God. I [...]
"The effect of this sacrament is considered from the way in which this sacrament is given; for it is given by way of food and drink. And therefore this sacrament does for the spiritual life all that material food does for the bodily life, namely, by sustaining, giving increase, restoring, and giving delight." Source: [...]
"Cannot the Church leave this service to the great variety of other philanthropic organization? The answer is No, the Church cannot do this. She must practice love for neighbor as a community, too, or she would proclaim the God of love in an incomplete and insufficient way." Source: Pope Benedict XVI, God is Love: Deus Caritas [...]
"We are well aware that from the earliest times the celebration of the Eucharist has been linked not only with prayer but also with the reading of Sacred Scripture and with singing by the whole assembly. As a result, it has long been possible to apply to the Mass the comparison, made by the Fathers, [...]