"We are also hosts in which Jesus wants to change into himself." -St. Therese of Lisieux
"In this union, the soul will love God intensely, with all its strength and all its sensory and spiritual appetites." -St. John of the Cross
There is no greater sign of being dear to God than suffering joyfully for love of Him. -St. Mary Magdalen de'Pazzi
Be joyful and gladdened in your interior recollection with Him, for you have Him so close to you. -St. John of the Cross
St. John of the Cross describes the spiritual condition of Mary of Magdala that motivates her to go in search of Christ.
But after the Resurrection, I shall take up my harp again, forgetting for a moment I am exiled; with you I shall sing the joy of serving Jesus and living in His house, the joy of being His spouse for time and Eternity." -St. Therese of Lisieux
Here John of the Cross writes about the Resurrection in the context of creation.
When Jesus had died on the Cross his dark night came to an end. When did his dark night began is hard to say.
“Crucified inwardly and outwardly with Christ and you will live in this life with fullness and satisfaction.” -John of the Cross
John of the Cross defends those called to serve Christ by remaining in his presence.