“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
“Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
“Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes.
“I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
“Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
“Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
“Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love… The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love.
“If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
“Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given.
“Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.
“There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that’s why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.