St. Madeleine Sophie Barat (1779-1865) who in 1800 founded the Society of the Sacred Heart, once said, “Christ does not ask that we become perfect all at once, but that we work towards this each day, in the measure that grace operates in us and the radiance of the Holy Spirit enlightens us.”

St. Teresa of Calcutta, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950, once said,“Do not let the past disturb you. Just leave everything in the Sacred Heart and begin again with joy.”

St. Padre Pio says “The Lord our King will hold the door of His heart open for anyone who wants to enter for an audience at any time.”

Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787) founded the Redemptorist Order In his writings St. Alphonsus stated, “To advance in the way of holiness it is necessary above all else to concentrate one’s efforts on loving God. God’s infinite majesty certainly deserves all our reverence and submission, but He Himself prefers to receive from souls desirous of loving Him their love and confidence rather than fear and servility.”