"...life and faith must be one. That is, the individual must not only have a lively faith, but must live his faith. He must believe with his whole being what he professes with his lips. He must say aloud his Credo, not with words, but with every action of his life. He must be a Catholic not only for the hour or so he spends in church on Sunday, but he must be Christ twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks of the year."
(From God, A Woman and the Way)
"Don't go astray in the mist and the fog, but rather listen to the voice of the shepherd. Fall back on holy Scripture, there you will find the delight of your heart; you will find nothing there that will harm or poison you; rich is the food you will find there."
(From Sermon 46 on Shepherds)
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
"You were afraid to approach the Father...so He gave you Jesus as your mediator. Mary has given Him to you as your Brother. But, perhaps, you fear even Jesus; for in Him there is Divine Majesty since, although He became Man, He, nevertheless, remained God. Do you wish to have an Advocate with Him? Turn to Mary!...The Son will hear His Mother; and the Father will hear the Son. My little children, this is the ladder for sinners. This is my greatest confidence. This, the whole reason for my hope."
(From The Great Means of Salvation and of Perfection by St. Alphonsus Liguori)