"The soul that unites itself to God speaks only the language of love. All of its prayers are expressions of the love of God. Should it ask a temporal grace, it asks it to the extent that it coincides with God's glory. Love is at the base of its every prayer. If it adores, it is out of love; if it thanks, it is out of love; if it asks pardon for sin, it is out of love."
"In our moments of contemplation, an intimate process happens in us by which, little by little, the human-I is substituted by the divine-I. In this way, we acquire the best personality that can be conceived, together with an independence and freedom of spirit in regard to this created world."
"At times, piety is a bit empty, but one who reads the Bible has a piety that is always nourished and well fed."
On Loving God and Reading the Bible:
. . .with our mind: the Bible sets out God's truth and thus we can think as God thinks
. . . with our heart: it stirs up feelings of love for God and neighbor, in accordance with the heart of Jesus
. . . with our will [strength]: it roots our life in God's will, right up to achieving the highest perfection