His sermons were simple, gentle discourses, resembling if I may dare to say so, Our Lord's Sermons on the Mount. He disliked flowery, pietistic phrases and spoke a child like language that everybody could easily understand with such success that lukewarm and indifferent hearts changed their mode of living and became fervent Catholics. He preferred to dwell more on the fundamental doctrines of our religion such as the commandments and the eternal truths and he labored to drive home the necessity of prayer and penance which he himself practiced to a high degree.