“As Christians, our task is to make daily progress toward God. Our pilgrimage on earth is a school in which God is the only teacher, and it demands good students, not ones who play truant. In this school we learn something every day. We learn something from commandments, something from examples, and something from sacraments. These things are remedies for our wounds and materials for study.” (St. Augustine of Hippo)
"We must pray literally without ceasing—without ceasing—in every occurrence and employment of our lives . . . that prayer of the heart which is independent of place or situation, or which is rather a habit of lifting up the heart to God as in a constant communication with Him." -Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Elizabeth Seton told her sisters, “The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly, to do it because it is his will.”
"From then on, John will resolve all important matters with the Mother of God, asking her to intervene in all of his experiences - even the most personal ones. He wants her to lead him like a mother leads her child. You also begin to build your interior relationship with Mary - just like that of a little child with its mother who loves it. Introduce her into the most intimate dimension and realms of your life."
(In the Arms of Mary, pg. 160)
"The Lord places His gift in a fragile, clay vessel so that whatever we do comes from the power of God, not from us (cf. 2 Co 4:7).
(The Gift of Faith, pg. 61)