Pope John Paul II, in his Midnight Mass homily in this year of the Eucharist: "Stay with us, living Bread which came down from heaven for our salvation! Stay with us forever!"
And on Christmas Day, addressing the crowd in St. Peter's Square: "...the message of the Christmas tree is thus that life is 'evergreen' if one makes a gift, not of material things, but of oneself: in friendship and sincere affection, in fraternal help and in pardon, in time shared and in reciprocal listening."
I just love this pope. Between him and Blessed Alberione, I am spoiled for reading any other Catholic's thought. They both combine great intellect with sincere piety and winning humility.