Some of our favorite quotes:
The darkness that poses a real threat to mankind, after all, is the fact that he can see and investigate tangible material things, but cannot see where the world is going or whence it comes, where our own life is going, what is good and what is evil....If God and moral values, the difference between good and evil, remain in darkness, then all other “lights”, that put such incredible technical feats within our reach, are not only progress but also dangers that put us and the world at risk. Today we can illuminate our cities so brightly that the stars of the sky are no longer visible. Is this not an image of the problems caused by our version of enlightenment? - Benedict XVI's Easter Message 2012
The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.
When Peter Seewald said to Benedict XVI in 2016, "The reauthorization of the Tridentine Mass is often interpreted primarily as a concession to the Society of Saint Pius X," the pope emeritus replied: "This is just absolutely false! It was important for me that the Church is one with herself inwardly, with her own past; that what was previously holy to her is not somehow wrong now" (Last Testament, pp. 201–2).