CatholicShare.com brings you a list of inspirational and uplifting quotes from some of the finest Saints and Theologians.
1) Saint Ignatius of Loyola
It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.
2) Saint Jerome
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.
3) Saint John Climacus
Humility is the only virtue that no devil can imitate. If pride made demons out of angels, there is no doubt that humility could make angels out of demons.
4) Saint Padre Pio
Pray, hope and don’t worry. Anxiety doesn’t help at all. Our Merciful Lord will listen to your prayer.
5) Father Cajetan Mary da Bergamo
IN Paradise there are many Saints who never gave alms on earth: their poverty justified them. There are many Saints who never mortified their bodies by fasting, or wearing hair shirts: their bodily infirmities excused them. There are many Saints too who were not virgins: their vocation was otherwise. But in Paradise there is no Saint who was not humble.
6) Pope Paul VI
Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.
7) Saint Ambrose of Milan
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.
8) Saint John Paul II
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.
9) Saint John Marie Vianney
You don’t need to wallow in guilt. Wallow in the mercy of God. When you are guilty, say so to God through a confessor. Acknowledge your problems and sins. The moment you have stated them, God puts His Hand over you and you are a newborn babe.
10) Saint Catherine of Siena
The devil fears hearts on fire with love of God.
By Godwin Delali Adadzie