"Christian charity is first of all the simple response to immediate needs and specific situations: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, caring for and healing the sick, visiting those in prison, etc." Source: Pope Benedict XVI, God is Love: Deus Caritas Est, Ignatius Press, 2006.
"In the Eucharist we touch in a way the very mystery of the Body and Blood of the Lord, as is attested by the very words used at its institution, the words that, because of that institution, have become the words with which those called to this ministry in the Church unceasingly celebrate the Eucharist." [...]
"We often wonder why there is little peace on the inside of our hearts. The real answer is that there is no peace on the inside because we are not at war with ourselves; we are not at war with ourselves because we deny that there is an enemy within to be conquered." Source: [...]
John 6:60 – “But many of the disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is a hard saying.” What means “hard?” Rough, laborious, troublesome. Yet He said nothing of this kind, for He spoke not of a mode of life, but of doctrines, continually handling the faith which is in Him. What then means, [...]
"Today He invites us to merit heaven and to make ourselves worthy of it. Then He will, Himself introduce us there, and we will be part of the glorious procession of the elect. Now He is hidden from our eyes under the humility of His sacrament in order to try our faith: then He will [...]
"If men used as much care in uprooting vices and implanting virtues as they do in discussing problems, there would not be so much evil and scandal in the world, or such laxity in religious organizations. On the day of judgment, surely, we shall not be asked what we have read but what we had [...]
"Charity took possession of my heart, making me forget myself, and I have been happy ever since." Source: St. Therese of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul, Saint Benedict Press, 2010.
"What material food produces in our bodily life, Holy Communion wonderfully achieves in our spiritual life. Communion with the flesh of the risen Christ, a flesh 'given life and giving life through the Holy Spirit,' preserves, increases, and renews the life of grace received at Baptism. This growth in Christian life needs the nourishment of [...]
"When you come to Adoration, to Communion, you should be, as it were, entirely fresh, so that nothing past should burden or occupy your mind, in order that you may be ready to receive whatever impression the good God wishes. You must have peace of mind, and for that end, you must be submissive to [...]
"'Be ye perfect -as your Heavenly Father is perfect.' Here in a few words is the whole Gospel. Here is the end of Jesus Christ’s coming, the aim of the whole Christian life. All the rest of the Gospel merely points out the way and the means to attain that end. To be perfect as [...]