Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me.” (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
“He sent them...so that as sharers in his power they might make all peoples his disciples, sanctifying and governing them.... They were fully confirmed in this mission on the day of Pentecost (cf. Acts 2:1–26) in accordance with the Lord’s promise: ‘You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be witnesses for me...even to the very ends of the earth’ (Acts 1:8). By everywhere preaching the gospel (cf. Mark 16:20), which was accepted by their hearers under the influence of the Holy Spirit, the apostles gathered together the universal Church, which the Lord established on the apostles and built upon blessed Peter, their chief, Christ Jesus himself remaining the supreme cornerstone...” (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, 19).
"The Holy Spirit needs your openness, your internal disposition. He stands at the door and knocks, but He will not enter uninvited. You can, therefore, close yourself to Him or you can, through faith and humility, open the doors of your heart wide to Him."
(The Gift of Faith, Third Edition, pg.165
"This is an example of how human benevolence shown against God's will can be compared to 'satanic' actions, even if it is clothed in the beautiful robes of concern and care. In actuality, it is capable of being destructive - a spiritual poison in a very dangerous form." (God Alone Suffices, pg.49)
"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.”