- the papacy and person of Pope Saint John Paul II (the Great!)
- Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, made Doctor of the Church (1997)
- Saint John of Avila, made Doctor of the Church (2012)
- Saint Teresa of Calcutta (2016)
The five wounds in the flesh of Jesus open a place for you in the Body of Christ; your wounds, your suffering opens in you a place for God. Suffering creates an opening for God to work in us, through us.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong.—2 Corinthians 12: 9-10.
Brothers and sisters, do not be afraid to welcome Christ and accept his power. Help the Pope and all those who wish to serve Christ and with Christ's power to serve the human person and the whole of mankind. Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors for Christ. To his saving power open the boundaries of States, economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture, civilization and development. Do not be afraid. Christ knows "what is in man". He alone knows it.—Pope Saint John Paul II
Love!...that is what I ask...I know but one thing now - to love Thee, O Jesus! Glorious deeds are not for me, I cannot preach the Gospel, shed my blood...what does it matter? My brothers toil instead of me, and I, the little child, I keep quite close to the royal throne, I love for those who fight.—Saint Thérèse
During his homily, Pope Benedict said that John of Ávila was a "profound expert on the sacred Scriptures, he was gifted with an ardent missionary spirit. He knew how to penetrate in a uniquely profound way the mysteries of the redemption worked by Christ for humanity. A man of God, he united constant prayer to apostolic action. He dedicated himself to preaching and to the more frequent practice of the sacraments, concentrating his commitment on improving the formation of candidates for the priesthood, of religious and of lay people, with a view to a fruitful reform of the Church".—CatholicCulture.org
Turn yourself round like a piece of clay and say to the Lord: I am clay, and you, Lord, the potter. Make of me what you will (cf. Isaiah 64:8).—St. John of Avila
God has not called me to be successful; He has called me to be faithful.—Saint Teresa.