Such are the heavenly signs of sanctification:
Love, to attach oneself to Jesus,
to understand Jesus,
to soar heavenwards,
to live for heavenly things,
to sanctify our actions,
to fill all our surroundings with divine love,
to make us worthy of God.
Purity, to preserve intact the graces of Jesus,
to disengage our hearts from earthly affections,
to remain ever unsullied by contact with creatures,
to live above earthly concerns,
to hear the voice of Jesus,
to draw Him into our souls,
to be an angel in carnal body.
Purity in order to love, love in order to remain pure.
O Jesus, give me Your love and purify me.
– St Francis de Sales