"I would desire all fears so as not to offend for an instant Him who in an instant can annihilate us, because it pleases His Majesty that there be no one against us whom He will not put to flight."
Commenting on the Gospel story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery, Fr. Denis-Marie Ghesquières, OCD writes, "Jesus challenges each one of the onlookers to search his heart and, faced with the woman's sin, to question himself! A new path can open up by setting out from the truth about oneself in the presence of Jesus..."
Let theologians learn from Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity to make use of the truths of dogma in order to be recollected in God
Faith doesn't lead us to sacrifice our reason; on the contrary, the experience of God elevates it—making it noble, unconstrained, and worthy.
Because God is truth and because he wants to be found by those who seek him with their whole hearts, sooner or later the star had to appear to show these wise men the way to truth. And so they now stand before the Incarnate Truth...
Any attempt to arrive at a mysticism without dogma is contrary to the doctrine of Saint John of the Cross and to the very nature of contemplation.
When the Church sees that many people are distancing themselves and attacking Her, the Church never experiences the bitterness of resentment or the evil power of revenge; She always acts with gentleness and mercy
Those who do not relish this language God speaks within them must not think on this account that others do not taste it. St. Peter tasted it in his soul when he said to Christ: Lord, where shall we go?
If one proceeds with humility, strives to know the truth, is subject to a confessor, and communicates with him openly and truthfully...
God seemed so present to me that I thought of St. Peter's words: You are Christ, Son of the living God
If we obey the pope, we obey the Lord Jesus, according to his own words addressed to Peter and the other apostles