August 27, 2015

15 More Quotes by Saints That Give Us Meaning & Hope

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and MartyrsFra Angelico, 1424

All the science of the Saints is included in these two things: To do, and to suffer. And whoever had done these two things best, has made himself most saintly.
— Saint Francis de Sales
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them.
— Saint Francis de Sales 
If we are, in fact, now occupied in good deeds, we should not attribute the strength with which we are doing them to ourselves. We must not count on ourselves, because even if we know what kind of person we are today, we do not know what we will be tomorrow.
— Saint Gregory the Great
Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him.
— Saint Dominic Savio
No earthly pleasures, no kingdoms of this world can benefit me in any way. I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire.
— Saint Ignatius of Antioch 
The Most Blessed Sacrament is Christ made visible. The poor sick person is Christ again made visible.
— Saint Gerard Majella
Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to him - the heaven of our souls, created in His Image, the living temples of the Adorable Trinity.
— Saint Therese of Lisieux
You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.
— Saint Therese of Lisieux 
What prayer could be more true before God the Father than that which the Son, who is Truth, uttered with His own lips?
— Saint John Chrysostom
The saints are like the stars. In his providence Christ conceals them in a hidden place that they may not shine before others when they might wish to do so. Yet they are always ready to exchange the quiet of contemplation for the works of mercy as soon as they perceive in their heart the invitation of Christ.
— Saint Anthony of Padua
We must meditate before, during and after everything we do. The prophet says: "I will pray, and then I will understand."  This is the way we can easily overcome the countless difficulties we have to face day after day, which, after all, are part of our work. In meditation we find the strength to bring Christ to birth in ourselves and in others.
— Saint Charles Borromeo
If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor. 
— Saint Charles Borromeo 
We must pray without ceasing, in every occurrence and employment of our lives - that prayer which is rather a habit of lifting up the heart to God as in a constant communication with Him.
— Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise Him to the greatest extent of our powers.
— Saint Maximilian Kolbe 
Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit.
— Saint Lucy 

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