'O beautiful flame of love, thou that didst consume the life of a God upon the cross, oh, consume me too; consume all the disorderly affections which live in my heart, and make me live burning and sighing only for that loving Lor dof mine, who, for love of me, was willing to end his life, consumed by torments, upon a gibbet of ignominy. O my beloved Jesus! I wish ever to love Thee, and Thee alone, alone; my only wish is to love my love, my God, my all.'

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori