I have no better way of knowing if a man is for God than if he likes to say the Hail Mary and the Rosary.
St. Louis de Montfort
Everything in this world will pass away. In eternity only Love will remain.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Suffering is a great favor. Remember that everything soon comes to an end … and take courage. Think of how our gain is eternal.
St. Teresa of Avila
Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works. If you see a poor man, take pity on him. If you see a friend being honored, do not envy him. Do not let only your mouth fast, but also the eye, and the ear, and the feet, and the hands, and all the members of our bodies. Let the hands fast, by being free of avarice. Let the feet fast, by ceasing to run after sin. Let the eyes fast, by disciplining them not to glare at that which is sinful… Let the ear fast… by not listening to evil talk and gossip… Let the mouth fast from the foul words and unjust criticism. For what good is it if we abstain from birds and fishes, but bite and devour our brothers?
St. John Chrysostom