“Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith.”
“These ceremonies which are used in the administration of the Sacraments, each of which we receive as delivered and entrusted to us through the hands of the fathers, must especially be retained and observed with great devotion.”
“It behooves us unanimously and inviolably to observe the ecclesiastical traditions, whether codified or simply retained by the customary practice of the Church.”
“WE OUGHT TO INSTRUCT WITH MEEKNESS THOSE WHOM HERESY HAS MADE BITTER AND SUSPICIOUS AND HAS ESTRANGED FROM ORTHODOX CATHOLICS… THUS, BY WHOLE-HEARTED CHARITY AND GOODWILL, WE MAY WIN THEM OVER TO US IN THE LORD.”
“I beg You, O Lord to remove anything which separates me from You, or You from me. Remove anything that makes me unworthy of Your sight, Your control, Your reprehension, of Your speech and conversation, of Your benevolence and love. Cast from me, every evil that stands in the way of my seeing You, hearing, tasting, savouring and touching You, fearing and being mindful of You, knowing, trusting, loving and possessing You, being conscious of Your Presence, and as far as may be, enjoying You. This is what I ask for myself and earnestly desire from You.