Quotes from the Saints

Padre Pio 14

“You must follow him along the way of the cross, choosing to be crucified in his way, not yours”

St. Catherine of Siena

Pope Francis 4

“Do not presume to choose your own way of serving instead of the one I have made for you.”

St. Catherine of Sienna

“Remember then how our fathers worked out their salvation; remember the sufferings through which the Church has grown, and the storms the ship of Peter has weathered because it has Christ on board. Remember how the crown was attained by those whose sufferings gave new radiance to their faith. The whole company of saints bears witness to the unfailing truth that without real effort no one wins the crown.

St. Thomas Becket

“I plead with you! Never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.”
– St. Pope John Paul II

Insp31

 

Like Our Lady, remain at the Cross of Jesus, and you will never be deprived of comfort.

– Padre Pio

Insp20

Do your best to conform always and in everything to the will of God, in all eventualities, and do not fear. This is the sure path to Heaven.

– Padre Pio

“Let us be neither dogs that do not bark nor silent onlookers nor paid servants who run away before the wolf. Instead let us be careful shepherds watching over Christ’s flock. Let us preach the whole of God’s plan to the powerful and to the humble, to rich and to poor, to men of every rank and age, as far as God gives us the strength, in season and out of season.”

– St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

Truth suffers, but never dies.

-St. Teresa of Avila

Oh, how everything that is suffered with love is healed again!

-St. Teresa of Avila

If we would advance in virtue, we must not neglect little things, for they pave the way to greater.

– St. Teresa of Avila

I exhort you to speak little and to pray very much.

–St. Gaspar del Bufalo

To do the will of God, man must despise his own; the more he dies to himself, the more he will live to God

– St.Peter Claver

Set aside time, and allot certain hours to the welfare of your soul.

-St. Augustine

Persecutions serve to bring forth saints

– St. Augustine

Padre Pio 15

“I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets…”

– Pope Francis

How often we forget to dedicate ourselves to that which truly matters!  We forget that we are children of God

– Pope Francis

Great love can change small things into great ones, and it is only love which lends value to our actions.

-St. Faustina

It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey

.- St. Ignatius Loyola

 

“It is a fault, not a virtue, to wish your humility recognized and applauded”

– St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Do not grieve over the temptations you suffer. When the Lord intends to bestow a particular virtue on us, He often permits us first to be tempted by the opposite vice. Therefore, look upon every temptation as an invitation to grow in a particular virtue and a promise by God that you will be successful, if only you stand fast.
–St. Philip Neri

Let us abandon everything to the merciful providence of God

  • — St. Albert the Great

Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless

–G.K. Chesterton

Lord, don’t let me chicken out if you have something hard for me to do

— Mother Angelica

Padre Pio 11

Padre Pio 20

Padre Pio 2Padre Pio 5

 

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