20 Inspirational Quotes From The Saints
Cover of Matthew Kelly's "Rediscover Catholicism"
Why the Saints?
I have always been a word person, a quotes person. I collect quotes that inspire me, or that make me think, or which I believe will lead others to think.
Why are saint quotes part of my collection? Well, they inspire me. Specifically, they inspire me in my faith. In his book Rediscover Catholicism, Matthew Kelly says, " The saints are living and practical proof that Christ's philosophy works. The saints show us that it is possible for a human to be fully transformed in Christ" (83).
As a Christian my goal is to be, as Kelly put it, "transformed in Christ." The saints words inspire me to pray more, to think more, to treat others better.
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Finding quotes which you love, or which really speak to you can be a difficult challenge. Here I have shared 20 of my favorite quotes from the Saints. Of course choosing favorite quotes is a bit like choosing a favorite flower, or a favorite fish from amongst the many in the sea. There are simply so many options! I have tried here to include a wide variety of Saints, speaking about a wide variety of topics - you'll find quotes on love, faith, hope, belief and more. I hope you will find a new favorite quote! And if I missed one of your favorite quotes, or favorite saints please share it with me. I always love to find new quotes to read and cherish.
In Their Words - 20 Quotes from the Saints
"Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward of this faith is to see what you believe." - St. Augustine of Hippo
"I believe though I do not comprehend, and I hold by faith what I cannot grasp with the mind." - St. Bernard
"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes." - St. Clement of Alexandria
"A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than one that is cast down." - St. Philip Neri
"Preach the Gospel at all times, when necessary, use words." - St. Francis of Assissi
"It is love alone that gives worth to all things." - St. Teresa of Avila
"Love is best shown in deeds, rather than words." - St. Ignatius of Loyola
"Love the sinner, hate the sin." - St. Augustine of Hippo
"Without love, deeds, even the most brillliant, count as nothing." - St. Therese of Lisieux
"The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God shall know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers." - St. Maximillian Kolbe
"The nation...doesn't simply need what we have. It needs what we are." - Edith Stein (St. Teresia Benedicta)
"If Paul exhorts us to pray for one another, and we gladly think it right to ask every poor man to pray for us, should we think it evil to ask the holy Saints in Heaven to do the same?" - St. Thomas More
"Go forth, and set the world on fire." - St. Ignatius of Loyola
"If you are what you should be you will set the whole world ablaze." - St. Catherine of Siena
"If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark." - St. John of the Cross
"What a great favor God does, to those he puts in the company of good people." - St. Teresa of Avila
"Pray, hope and don't worry." - St. Pio of Pietrelcino
"Love God, serve God; everything is in that." - St. Clare of Assissi
"My longing for truth was a single prayer." - Edith Stein (St. Teresia Benedicta of the Cross)
"Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger." - St. Patrick
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