Saint John of the Cross on Suffering and the Love of God

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And I saw a river over which every soul must pass to reach the Kingdom of Heaven, and the name of that river was suffering … and then I saw a boat which carried souls across the river, and the name of that boat was Love.

Saint John of the Cross

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Pope John Paul II on Mary our Mother

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The Mother of Christ, who stands at the very center of this mystery…is given as mother to every single individual and all mankind.

Pope John Paul II – 1987 A.D.

St John of the Cross on Silent Love of God

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What we need most in order to make progress is to be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue, for the language he best hears is silent love.

St John of the Cross

Pope John Paul II on “Gay Marriage” as an Attack on the Family and Man

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It is legitimate and necessary to ask oneself if this [gay marriage] is not perhaps part of a new ideology of evil, perhaps more insidious and hidden, which attempts to pit human rights against the family and against man.

Pope John Paul II – Memory and Identity

St. Jerome on Purity

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A vice in the heart is an idol on the altar.

St. Jerome

St. Jerome on the primacy of Peter

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The Church was founded upon Peter: although elsewhere the same is attributed to all the Apostles, and they all receive the keys of the kingdom of heaven, the strength of the Church depends upon them all alike, yet one among the twelve is chosen so that when a head has been appointed, there may be no occasion for schism.

St. Jerome