Dear friends of Italian Catholic Action, you are not alone on the path you have before you: your saints accompany you. Still other figures have had significant roles in your Association: I am thinking for example, among others, of a Giuseppe Toniolo and an Armida Barelli. Stimulated by these examples of lived Christianity, you have embarked on an extraordinary year, a year that we could describe as holiness, in which you are committed to translating the teachings of the Gospel into concrete life. (May 4, 2008)
The daughter Teresa
Every Sunday - recalls his daughter Teresa - when we returned from Mass, he gathered us in his study and also the servants had to come to listen to the explanation of the Gospel. Every morning, after returning from Mass, we had breakfast and, before parting, she would read us a short meditation that would give us our thoughts for the whole day. At six in the evening we all had to retire to our room for an hour of meditation and study; Daddy would have suffered if we hadn't, and he used to repeat to us: please don't dissipate.