There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us.— John Vianney
The most colossal John Vianney quotes that will be huge advantage for your personal development
The Lord is more anxious to forgive our sins than a woman is to carry her baby out of a burning building.
The virtue of obedience makes the will supple.
.. It inspires the courage with which to fulfill the most difficult tasks.
If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you.
The Devil writes down our sins - our Guardian Angel all our merits.
Labor that the Guardian Angel's book may be full, and the Devil's empty.
Yes, my dear children, everything is good and precious in God's sight when we act from the motives of religion and of charity because Jesus Christ tells us that a glass of water would not go unrewarded. You see, therefore, my children, that although we may be quite poor, we can still easily give alms.
The first thing about the angels that we ought to imitate, is their consciousness of the Presence of God.
Only after the Last Judgment will Mary get any rest;
from now until then, she is much too busy with her children.
The man of impure speech is a person whose lips are but an opening and a supply pipe which hell uses to vomit its impurities upon the earth.
Put a good bunch of grapes under the winepress, and a delicious juice will come out. Under the winepress of the cross, our soul produces a juice that feeds and strengthens us. When we haven't got any crosses, we are dry. If we carry them with resignation, what happiness, what sweetness we feel!
I thought a time would come when people would rout me out of Ars with sticks, when the Bishop would suspend me, and I should end my days in prison. I see, however, that I am not worthy of such a grace.
See, my children, a person who is in a state of sin is always sad.
Whatever he does, he is weary and disgusted with every thing; while he who is at peace with God is always happy, always joyous. . . Oh, beautiful life! Oh, beautiful death!
A pure soul is like a fine pearl. As long as it is hidden in the shell, at the bottom of the sea, no one thinks of admiring it. But if you bring it into the sunshine, this pearl will shine and attract all eyes. Thus the pure soul, which is hidden from the eyes of the world, will one day shine before the Angels in the sunshine of eternity.
The pure soul is a beautiful rose, and the Three Divine Persons descend from Heaven to inhale its fragrance.
If people would do for God what they do for the world, what a great number of Christians would go to Heaven.
When we receive Holy Communion, we experience something extraordinary - a joy, a fragrance, a well-being that thrills the whole body and causes it to exalt.
Upon receiving Holy Communion, the Adorable Blood of Jesus Christ really flows in our veins and His Flesh is really blended with ours.
If you are attached to the things of this earth, you should give alms sufficient to enable you to punish your avarice by depriving yourself of all that is not absolutely necessary for life.
When we have been to Holy Communion, the balm of love envelops the soul as the flower envelops the bee.
How happy is that guardian angel who accompanies a soul to Holy Mass!
We ought to ask the Blessed Virgin, the angels, and the saints to pray for us that we may receive the good God as worthily as it is possible for us to receive him.
Almighty God sends no trial without consolation.
Oh, how I like those little mortifications that are seen by nobody, such as rising a quarter of an hour sooner, rising for a little while in the night to pray!
Our Guardian Angels are our most faithful friends, because they are with us day and night, always and everywhere. We ought often to invoke them.
Christian wife! Follow in the footsteps of the ideal of all womanhood, the Blessed Mother of God; in joy and in sorrow, she will be your advocate at the throne of her Son.
If only we could see the joy of our guardian angel when he sees us fighting our temptations!
To serve the Queen of Heaven is already to reign there, and to live under her commands is more than to govern.
Understand this clearly: if you know how to give, you must know how to pay back. . .
On this path, it is only the first step that counts.
Have you been working on Sunday? Have you been buying or selling without necessity in the course of this holy day? Give to the poor some alms which will exceed the profit you have made.
Our body is a vessel of corruption; it is meant for death and for the worms, nothing more! And yet we devote ourselves to satisfying it, rather than to enriching our soul, which is so great that we can conceive nothing greater - no, nothing, nothing!
The saints had no hatred, no bitterness;
they forgive everything and think they deserve much more for their offenses against God.
God commands you to pray, but forbids you to worry.
We put pride into everything like salt.
We like to see that our good works are known. If our virtues are seen, we are pleased; if our faults are perceived, we are sad. I remark that in a great many people; if one says anything to them, it disturbs them, it annoys them. The saints were not like that - they were vexed if their virtues were known, and pleased that their imperfections should be seen.
Prayer is the inner bath of love into which the soul plunges itself.
We ought to run after crosses as the miser runs after money.
. . Nothing but crosses will reassure us at the Day of Judgment When that day shall come, we shall be happy in our misfortunes, proud of our humiliations, and rich in our sacrifices!
Sin is the assassin of the soul.
All that we do without offering it to God is wasted.
The sign of the cross is the most terrible weapon against the devil.
Thus the Church wishes not only that we have it continually in front of our minds to recall to us just what our souls are worth and what they cost Jesus Christ, but also that we should make it at every juncture ourselves: when we go to bed, when we awaken during the night, when we get up, when we begin any action, and, above all, when we are tempted.
If you find it impossible to pray, hide behind your good Angel and charge him to pray in your stead.
When the heart is pure and simple it cannot help loving, because it has discovered the source of love which is God.
Do not try to please everybody. Try to please God, the angels, and the saints - they are your public.
Shall we all be saved? Shall we go to Heaven? Alas, my children, we do not know at all! But I tremble when I see so many souls lost these days. See, they fall into Hell as leaves fall from the trees at the approach of winter.
My little children, your hearts, are small, but prayer stretches them and makes them capable of loving God. Through prayer we receive a foretaste of heaven and something of paradise comes down upon us. Prayer never leaves us without sweetness. It is honey that flows into the souls and makes all things sweet. When we pray properly, sorrows disappear like snow before the sun.
How sweet it is to die if one has lived on the Cross!
When our hands have touched spices, they give fragrance to all they handle.
Let us make our prayers pass through the hands of the Blessed Virgin. She will make them fragrant.
Humility is like a pair of scales: the lower one side falls, the higher rises the other. Let us humble ourselves like the Blessed Virgin and we shall be exalted.
A priest goes to Heaven or a priest goes to Hell with a thousand people behind.
Private prayer is like straw scattered here and there: If you set it on fire it makes a lot of little flames. But gather these straws into a bundle and light them, and you get a mighty fire, rising like a column into the sky; public prayer is like that.
There were two saints in the desert, who had sewed thorns into all their clothes; and we seek for nothing but comfort!