"These three glorious virtues – patience, courage, and perseverance – are rooted in true charity and have their place at the very top of that tree of charity which in turn is crowned with the light of most holy faith by which souls run without darkness along the way of truth." Source: St. Catherine [...]
"Behold this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself, in order to testify its love. In return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrileges, and by the coldness and contempt they have for me in this sacrament of love.... [...]
"I soon found, however, that the more one advances, the further off one sees the goal to be." Source: St. Therese of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul, Saint Benedict Press, 2010.
"It's true that I always call our tabernacle Bethany. Become a friend of the Master's friends - Lazarus, Martha, Mary - and then you will ask me no more why I call our tabernacle Bethany." Source: St. Josemaria Escriva, The Way: The Essential Classic of Opus Dei's Founder, Image, 2006
"O God, and what joy ought not we men to conceive, what hopes and what affections, in knowing that in the midst of our land, in our churches, near our houses, the Holy of holies, the true God, dwells and lives in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar!" Source: St. Alphonsus Liguori, Visits [...]
"For this body of ours has one fault: the more you indulge it, the more things it discovers to be essential to it." Source: Saint Teresa of Avila, The Way of Perfection, Dover Thrift Editions, 2012.