"The supreme perfection of man in this life is to be so united to God that all his soul with all its faculties and powers are so gathered into the Lord God that he becomes one spirit with him, and remembers nothing except God, is aware of and recognises nothing but God, but with all his desires unified by the joy of love, he rests contentedly in the enjoyment of his Maker alone."
St Albert the Great
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"Men should often renew their good resolutions, and not lose heart because they are tempted against them."
St Philip Neri
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"God looks neither at long nor beautiful prayers, but at those that come from the heart."