Quotes of saints to dedicate on the right occasion

Quotes of saints to dedicate on the right occasion

Quotes of the saints, spoken and written by men and women who lived in faith, but also in knowledge, culture, art

In addition to works of charity and miracles, it is sometimes appropriate to dwell on the quotes of the saints. Reading the histories of Catholic saints, we realize how they are as varied as ever in terms of origin, social class, and cultural background. In particular, it is interesting to note how, alongside men and women who did not have access to knowledge, there are others who had the opportunity, by birth and heritage, to study and become learned in many branches of culture and art, science and medicine. So much so that some saints are also remembered as excellent poets and writers, even composers of music. Some then excelled in all fields, such as St. Hildegard of Bingen, who was a healer, herbalist, naturalist, cosmologist, philosopher, artist, poet, playwright, musician, linguist and political adviser. Others, like St. Catherine of Siena, although from humble beginnings, were excellent self-taught. St. Catherine was able to learn to read and write on her own, so much so that she became a distinguished theologian and philosopher. We then think of the many brotherhoods of monks, the merit they had in the preservation and dissemination of culture, also contributing extraordinary inventions to lay the foundations for modern technological development.

St. Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures, one of the oldest texts in Italian literature, is also considered a splendid love poem, as well as an immortal prayer. As for St. Augustine, his Confessions can be considered a true author’s novel, because of the richness of language, the skillfully used rhetorical figures, as well as the grace in the narration and the profound knowledge of the Holy Scriptures.

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Here, is a roundup of phrases from saints and blessed famous for their eloquence and ability to use words in a way that reaches people’s hearts and souls. These are phrases about love, faith, family, joy, death. In our shop you will find a plethora of articles dedicated to each of these extraordinary men and women.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s Quotes

  • If you judge people, you will not have time to love them.
  • Each man has fullness of good as well as fullness of evil in himself.
  • The less we have, the more we give. It sounds absurd; however, this is the logic of love.
  • We will never know how much good a simple smile can do.
  • Love, to be true, must cost effort, must hurt, must empty us of our self.
  • What we do is just a drop in the ocean, but if we didn’t do it the ocean would have one less drop.
  • Joy is very contagious; therefore, always be full of joy.
  • It is not enough to say, “I love God.” I must also love my neighbor.
  • Every work of love done from the heart brings one closer to God.
  • It is not so much what we give, but how much love we put into giving.

St. John Bosco’s Quotes

  • Walk with your feet on the ground and with your heart dwell in heaven.
  • Joy is the most beautiful creature that came out of God’s hands after love.
  • The devil is afraid of cheerful people.
  • Do not send to tomorrow the good you can do today, for you may not have time tomorrow.
  • No sermon is more edifying than good example.
  • If you want to make yourself good, practice these three things and all will be well: cheerfulness, study, godliness. This is the great program, which by practicing, you will live happily, and do much good to your soul.
  • The thorns that prick us in time will be flowers for eternity.
  • Be with God like the bird that feels the branch trembling and keeps singing, knowing it has wings.
  • Confess as if your confession were the last in life.
  • Charity knows no diversity of races, no distance of places.

St. Francis’ Quotes

  • Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible. And suddenly you will catch yourself doing the impossible.
  • If I met a priest and an Angel, I would greet the priest first and then the Angel.
  • Preach the Gospel, and if it is really necessary use words as well.
  • Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me bring love.
  • For a brother’s sin do not be angry with him but admonish and comfort him with all patience and humility.
  • It is in giving that we receive.
  • It is in forgiving that we are forgiven.
  • Where it is hatred, let me bring love. Where it is offense, let me bring forgiveness. Where it is discord, let me bring union. Where it is doubt, let me bring faith. Where it is error, let me bring truth. Where it is despair, let me bring hope. Where it is sadness, let me bring joy. Where it is darkness, let me bring light.
  • All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.

St. Augustine’s Quotes

  • Love and do what you will.
  • To err is human, but to persevere is diabolical.
  • The measure of love is to love without measure.
  • If I err, I exist.
  • Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
  • The simulation of humility is worse than pride.
  • If you can, understand; if you can’t, believe.
  • My God, I was looking for you outside and you were inside!
  • Better to limp on the right road than to run on the wrong road.
  • Those we love and have lost are no longer where they were, but are wherever we are.

Padre Pio’s Quotes

  • Every day is one more day to love, one more day to dream, one more day to live.
  • Love forgets everything, forgives everything, gives everything without reservation.
  • Life is a struggle from which we cannot retreat.
  • Let us abandon ourselves like children in the arms of Heavenly Mother.
  • Peace of spirit can be maintained even amid all the storms of life.
  • The more darkness grows, the closer God is.
  • God chastises us because He loves us.
  • The first virtue needed by the soul striving for perfection is Charity.
  • Only those who have used mercy will obtain mercy from God.
  • Where there is no obedience there is no virtue.

St. Paul’s Quotes

  • Faith moves mountains.
  • Charity is patient, charity is benign; charity is not envious, it does not boast, it does not puff itself up, it does not disrespect, it does not seek its own interest, it does not become angry, it does not consider the evil received, it does not enjoy injustice, but rejoices in the truth. Everything covers, everything believes, everything hopes, everything endures.
  • We are tribulated on every side, but not crushed; we are upset, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not killed.
  • Above all let there be charity, which is the bond of perfection.
  • We eat and we drink, tomorrow death will come anyway.
  • These then are the three things that remain: faith, hope and charity; but of all the greatest is charity!
  • When this corruptible body is clothed with incorruption and this mortal body with immortality, the word of Scripture will be fulfilled: Death has been swallowed up for victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?
  • Make no mistake about it; God cannot be mocked. Each one will reap what he has sown. He who sows in his flesh, from the flesh he will reap corruption; he who sows in the Spirit, from the Spirit he will reap eternal life.
  • Husbands have a duty to love their wives as their own bodies, for he who loves his wife loves himself.
  • Children are children, and children deal with children’s things.

St. Francis of Paola’s Quotes

  • Everything by love, and nothing by force.
  • The body of the Virgins seems to be composed of the same matter, of which the sun and the stars are composed.
  • Charity is sacred mine of the gold of graces, and virtues.
  • To those who love God all things are possible.
  • The true servant of God feeds on the bread of tribulation, and the water of tears.
  • No one should judge others, but only himself, always interpreting others’ deeds to the best part.
  • Perseverance is the crown of virtue.
  • He who recklessly judges, condemns himself.
  • Nothing is lacking to those who have the fear of God.
  • Go purify your house, that is, your conscience, and then return.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux’ Quotes

  • Oh, blessed solitude, bliss alone!
  • Our progress consists not in presuming to have arrived but in continually striving toward the goal.
  • You will find more in the woods than in books. The trees and rocks will teach you things that no teacher will tell you.
  • You have in you the One you seek outside yourself.
  • Mary was a rose, white for her virginity, vermilion for charity.
  • In order for you to have a heart that grieves for the miseries of others, you must first recognize your own misery so as to find in your soul that of your neighbor, and learn from the depths of yourself how to succor him, after the example of the Savior, who was willing to suffer in order to pity.
  • Give me continually to suffer so that you may always be beside me.
  • You will find more in the woods than in books. The trees and rocks will teach you things that no teacher will tell you.
  • What is avarice? Living in poverty out of fear of poverty.
  • Impunity causes recklessness, and this opens the way to every excess.

St. Thomas Aquinas Quotes

  • There can be no joy in life without the joy of work.
  • Nothing is in the mind that has not first been in the senses.
  • To love is to want the good of someone.
  • It is required for the relaxation of the mind that we make use of joking resolutions and jokes from time to time.
  • True friends rejoice and are saddened by the same things.
  • Good can exist without evil, where evil cannot exist without good.
  • In God are found the perfections of all things.
  • An evil law is not a law.
  • Perfect bliss is natural only for God, for whom being and being blessed are the same thing. For all creatures, on the other hand, being blissful is not part of their nature, but is their ultimate end.
  • Self-love is the cause of all sins.