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Quotes from the Saints

Holbein pictures of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher 

Moreover, Christians are born for combat, whereof the grater vehemence, the more assured, God willing, the triumph: ”Have confidence, I have overcome the world” (John 16;33)


                                  -Pope Leo XIII

The dress of the body should not discredit the good of the soul


                                                   -St. Cyprian

Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith


                                                - St. Peter Canisius

My children we are in reality only what we are in the eyes of God, and nothing more.


                               -St. John Vianney

We are permitted to love our relations, our possessions, our health, our reputation; but this love must be subordinate to the love we should have for God. So that we may be ready to make sacrifice of it if He should require it.


                                              - St. John Vianney

It is confidence which God looks for from us above all things. When we have entrusted our interests to him alone, His justice and goodness are pledged to aid us


                             - St. John Vianney

When you hear Mass, do you come in the same frame of mind as the Blessed Virgin at Calvary?Because it is the same God and the same Sacrifice


                                                 - St. John Vianney

We may well be astonished that God as obliged to make a commandment to forbid us to take His Name in vain

                              - St. John Vianney

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayest believe, but believe that thou mayest understand.


                                      -St. Augustine

Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?


                                                 -St. Gerard Majella

We belong to the Church Militant; and she is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass her destruction


                               -Venerable Pius XII

The most necessary thing of all, at this time  (to save society), is for every parish to possess a group of laymen who will be at the same time virtuous, enlightened, resolute, and truly apostolic.


                                                -Pope St. Pius X

Some give alms that they may be seen, and praised, and admired,,,Some think they do not receive thanks enough. That will not do! If you give alms for the world’s sake, you are right to complain. But if you do it for God’s sake, what does it matter if you are thanked or not?


                                -St. John Vianney

God commands you to pray, but he forbids you to worry


                                         - St. John Vianney

People will go three of four leagues to earn thirty pence, while they will not take thirty steps to hear Mass on a weekday


                            - St. John Vianney

Alas! O my God, if there are so few to bear the cross, there will only be few to adore Thee in eternity


                                                    -St. John Vianney

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