(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings I, p. 179-180)
(Vita Consecrata 5)
“What nonsense not to become a saint! We would be fine here; infinitely and eternally better off there; and why not do it”?
(St Leonard Murialdo, Letters IV, 1817)
“The present difficulties which a number of Institutes are encountering in some parts of the world must not lead to a questioning of the fact that the profession of the evangelical counsels is an integral part of the Church’s life and a much needed incentive towards ever greater fidelity to the Gospel”.
(Vita Consecrata 3)
“My God, I ask you to make me a saint, a great saint and now. I hope so, knowing something about your mercy, your power and your love. But why say: I hope so? I believe –o my love– that you love me more than my mother; because you want it, I believe it”.
(St Leonard Murialdo, Writings I, p. 90)