"If purity disposes man to 'keep his own body with holiness and reverence,' as we read in 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, piety as a gift of the Holy Spirit seems to serve purity in a particular way by making the human subject sensitive to the dignity that belongs to the human body in virtue of the [...]
"There is no piety without humility, no good prayer, no adoration in spirit and truth, since humility is the rule of all this. If some great virtue were demanded of you, such as fortitude, magnanimity, and penitence you might say 'I am not capable of mounting so high.' But here there is question of descending, [...]
"Indeed, the Eucharist is the ineffable Sacrament! The essential commitment and, above all, the visible grace and source of supernatural strength for the Church as the People of God is to persevere and advance constantly in Eucharistic life and Eucharistic piety and to develop spiritually in the climate of the Eucharist." Source: Pope St. [...]
"If the piety of our days is so languishing, so shallow, it is because people attach themselves too much to its practices, neglecting the principle. They warm the sentiments, they set the imagination boiling. They do not force themselves to reflect sufficiently, to study, to fathom, and so they fall into the piety of routine." [...]
"No amount of piety in leisure hours can compensate for slipshod labor on the job. But any honest task, well done, can be turned into a prayer." Source: Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Happiness, St. Pauls, 1998.