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The more we love, the more we live; the more charity is present, the more there is sanctity. And the consequence is that one is healthier and more saintly when one loves the others more. The saint is the hero who launches himself head down in the abyss of God’s love, and who is loved in his creatures.
Igino Giordani, Our Father – a social prayer. Morcelliana, 1946, p. 24-25.
It is more difficult for a lay married person than for a religious to sanctify himself, because he has to sanctify two people. United in the supernatural life, it is in that unity that both have to be sanctified. The children united also by blood complicate things, while they integrate the house. However, we have to sanctify ourselves corporately.
Igino Giordani, The family, thoughts, New City, Rome 2005, p. 75.
Considering the initiative of that genius of sanctity who was Catherine of Siena, made us review – experiment – that sanctity is for all, involves all, and in reality all desire, according to the invitation the Lord addressed to his disciples, to become perfect on earth like the Father in Heaven. When we ask professionals and workers, and men and women to emancipate themselves from spiritual subproletariat conditions to raise themselves to the heights of contemplation, the response is generous: the people hunger for sanctity the way they hunger for bread.
Igino Giordani, The Church of protests, New City, Rome 1970, p.102.