...the Americans must have the Almighty dollar. Their cupidity renders them daring and indifferent to everything else. It is nothing to them to expose their lives and those of others in order to gain money. How materialistic these people are!
To the Right Reverend J. Bouvier, Bishop of Le Mans, Saint Mary's, 1849-07-08
We are not called upon to do all the good possible, but only that which we can do.Théodore Guérin
Let us never forget that if we wish to die like the Saints we must live like them. Let us force ourselves to imitate their virtues, in particular humility and charity.Théodore Guérin
I have already exceeded the amount of work my head can bear.Théodore Guérin
[The Community's] crosses and trials give me confidence. But I derive my hope above all, and most especially, from our utter incapacity, for it is always upon nothingness that God is pleased to rear His works. If at any day we accomplish some good here, the glory will certainly be His alone, since He has employed for this end instruments more capable of spoiling everything than of making it succeed.Théodore Guérin