“The poor man bears the mark of Christ’s nobility, who made Himself poor for us in this world.”   St. Francis

“Purity is a state of being inwardly free of everything that belongs to this world.  We are pure if we are able to exist entirely for God.”   St. Francis

“Francis made of earthly things a ladder to climb to heaven to embrace his beloved.”   St. Bonaventure

“Endeavor to unite the simplicity of children with the prudence of adults.”   St. Padre Pio