" Most high, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart. Lord, instill in me, a faith that is unerring, a hope that is certain, a love that is perfect; a sensitivity and a knowledge that I may accomplish Your holy and true command. Amen. "
Saint Francis of Assisi
"...the consecrated life is not something isolated and marginal, but a reality which affects the whole Church...the consecrated life is at the very heart of the Church as a decisive element for her mission, since it "manifests the inner nature of the Christian calling"and the striving of the whole Church as Bride towards union with her one Spouse."
Saint John Paul II - Vita Consecrata