By the power of the Holy Ghost, Casimir burned with a sincere and unpretentious love for Almighty God which was almost unbelievable in its strength. So rich was his love and so abundantly did it fill his heart that it flowed out from his inner spirit toward his fellow men. As a result, nothing was more pleasant, nothing more desirable for him, than to share his belongings and even to dedicate and give, his entire self, to Christ’s poor, to strangers, to the sick, to those in captivity and all who suffer. To widows, orphans and the afflicted, he was not only a guardian and patron but a father, son and brother! (From the Biography of Saint Casimir,
written by a contemporary)