Quotes of the Saints

Our Lady of Lourdes

February 11

In this place, Mary comes to us as a mother, always open to the needs of her children. Through the light which streams from her face, God’s mercy is made manifest. Let us allow ourselves to be touched by her gaze, which tells us that we are all loved by God and never abandoned by him. (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)

St. Bernadette

April 16

From this moment on, anything concerning me is no longer of any interest to me. I must belong entirely to God and God alone. Never to myself. (St. Bernadette Soubirous)

St. Bernadette

April 16

I shall spend every moment loving. One who loves does not notice her trials; or perhaps more accurately, she is able to love them. (St. Bernadette Soubirous)

St. Joseph the Worker

May 1

O Glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace… to work with gratitude and joy… (Pope St. Pius X)

St. Ignatius of Loyola

July 31

Take, Lord, and receive… all I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me. (St. Ignatius of Loyola)

St. Jean Marie Vianney

August 4

The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of our Lord Jesus Christ. (St. Jean-Marie Vianney)

St. Jean Marie Vianney

August 4

There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us. (St. Jean-Marie Vianney)

St. Dominic

August 8

Arm yourself with prayer, rather than a sword; wear humility rather than fine clothes. (St. Dominic)

St. Lawrence

August 10

For the Word of God is a light to the mind and a fire to the will. It enables man to know God and to love Him. (St. Lawrence)

St. Augustine

August 28

You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. (St. Augustine)

St. Robert Bellarmine

September 17

The school of Christ is the school of love. In the last day, when the general examination takes place… love will be the whole syllabus. (St. Robert Bellarmine)

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

September 23

Prayer is the best weapon we possess, the key that opens the Heart of God. (St. Padre Pio)

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

September 23

Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament. (St. Padre Pio)

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

October 1

Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what You want me to be and becoming that person. (St. Therese of Liseux)

St. Maria Faustina

October 5

Today… my [child], look into My Merciful Heart and reflect its compassion in your own heart and in your deeds, so that you, who proclaim My mercy to the world, may yourself be aflame with it. (Jesus’ words to St. Maria Faustina, Diary #1688)

Bl. Carlo Acutis

October 10

Jesus is my great friend and the Eucharist my highway to Heaven. (Bl. Carlo Acutis)