We are speaking to other souls that, in the end, enter the castle: they entrust themselves to our Lord and reflect on who they are, although in a rather hurried fashion
Be courageous, my daughter, and give yourself greatly to prayer, forgetting this thing and that, for after all we have no other good or security or comfort than this
In those silent hours of prayer, the Holy Spirit inflamed Mary’s heart and swept her up into the bosom of the triune God
When you are sorrowful and feeling down and cannot find anyone to whom you can unburden yourself, run to her presence
Our fruitfulness in the world depends on prayer, where we welcome the words of Jesus to begin to think like him, see things as he would see them, and act in every situation as he would
We do not always have to be in church to be with God. We can make of our hearts an oratory where we can withdraw from time to time
[Christ] stands, always and everywhere, before the face of God; his own soul is the Holy of Holies... He gazes upon the uncovered face of the Eternal One and has nothing to fear.
If the Lord Himself doesn't come to order them to get up, as He did the man who waited at the side of the pool for thirty years...
Our prayer should be made either in the concealment of our inner room or, if not in one's room, it should be made in the solitary wilderness, and at the best and most quiet time of night
True humility consists very much in great readiness to be content with whatever the Lord may want to do with them