Quotes from Saints – Page 6

Contemplation is nothing else than a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the Spirit of love.
-St. John of the Cross

O Sacrament of Love! O sign of Unity! O bond of Charity! He who would have Life finds here indeed a Life to live in and a Life to live by.
-St Augustine

It is because of faith that we exchange the present for the future.
-St Fidelis of Sigmaringen

No man can attain to the knowledge of God but by humility. The way to mount high is to descend.
-Bl. Giles of Assisi

And they went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that attended it.
-St Mark

If you would rise, shun luxury, for luxury lowers and degrades.
-St John Chrysostom

Earthly riches are like the reed. Its roots are sunk in the swamp, and its exterior is fair to behold; but inside it is hollow. If a man leans on such a reed, it will snap off and pierce his soul.
-St. Anthony of Padua

He loves, He hopes, He waits. If He came down on our altars on certain days only, some sinner, on being moved to repentance, might have to look for Him, and not finding Him, might have to wait. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep him waiting one instant.
-St Peter Julian Eymard

This my goodness does to endow the souls of the just more fully with spiritual riches when for my love they are stripped of material goods because they have renounced the world and all its pleasures and even their own will. These are the ones who fatten their souls, enlarging them in the abyss of my charity. Then I become their spiritual provider. The Holy Spirit becomes their servant.
-St. Catherine of Siena

Prayer reveals to souls the vanity of earthly goods and pleasures. It fills them with light, strength and consolation; and gives them a foretaste of the calm bliss of our heavenly home.
-St. Rose of Viterbo

Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven.
-Pope St. Pius X

Love consumes us only in the measure of our self-surrender.
-St. Therese of Lisieux

I bind to myself today the power in the love of the Seraphim, in the obedience of the Angels, in the ministration of the Archangels, in the hope of Resurrection unto reward, in the prayers of the Patriarchs, in the predictions of the Prophets, in the preaching of the Apostles, in the faith of the Confessors, in the purity of the holy Virgins, in the deeds of Righteous men.
-St. Patrick of Ireland

One single act done with aridity of spirit is worth more than many done with feelings of devotion.
-St. Francis de Sales

It is right to submit to a higher authority whenever a command of God would be violated.
-St. Basil the Great

If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate . . . Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better.
-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The Lord was Baptized, not to be cleansed Himself, but to cleanse the waters, so that those waters, cleansed by the flesh of Christ which knew no sin, might have the power of Baptism.
-St. Ambrose of Milan

Just as a man cannot live in the flesh unless he is born in the flesh, even so a man cannot have the spiritual life of grace unless he is born again spiritually. This regeneration is effected by Baptism: “Unless a man is born again of water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” [Jn 3:5].
-St. Thomas Aquinas

Christ has made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him Whom the Angels serve.
-St. Agnes

We can’t have full knowledge all at once. We must start by believing; then afterwards we may be led on to master the evidence for ourselves.
-St. Thomas Aquinas

Charity unites us to God… There is nothing mean in charity, nothing arrogant. Charity knows no schism, does not rebel, does all things in concord. In charity all the elect of God have been made perfect.
-Pope St. Clement I

My daughter, I see more Pharisees among Christians than there were around Pilate.
-St. Margaret of Cortona

Let us therefore give ourselves to God with a great desire to begin to live thus, and beg Him to destroy in us the life of the world of sin, and to establish His life within us.
-St. John Eudes

Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession. In confession there is a chance for mercy. Believe it firmly. Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God. Hope and have confidence in confession.
-St. Isidore of Seville

To love God is something greater than to know Him.
-St. Thomas Aquinas

I am afraid that if we begin to put our trust in human help, some of our Divine help will fail us.
-St. Teresa of Avila

Consider seriously how quickly people change, and how little trust is to be had in them; and hold fast to God, Who does not change.
-St. Teresa of Avila

Truth suffers, but never dies.
-St. Teresa of Avila

We should let God be the One to praise us and not praise ourselves. For God detests those who commend themselves. Let others applaud our good deeds.
-Pope St. Clement I

Our Lord has created persons for all states in life, and in all of them we see people who who achieved sanctity by fulfilling their obligations well.
-St. Anthony Mary Claret

We should have no more use or regard for money in any of its forms than we have for dust. Those who think it is worth more, or who are greedy for it, expose themselves to the danger of being deceived by the Devil.
-St. Francis of Assisi

When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be silent as Jesus was silent in the midst of His ignominies and sufferings.
-St. Paul of the Cross

My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings.
-St. Isaac Jogues

The saints have always been the source and origin of renewal in the most difficult moments in the Church’s history.
-Pope John Paul II

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