Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart.

— Pio of Pietrelcina

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Do not let your heart become troubled by the sad spectacle of human injustice.

Even this has its value in the face of all else. And it is from this that one day you will see the justice of God rising with unfailing triumph.


Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!


You must not be discouraged or let yourself become dejected if your actions have not succeeded as perfectly as you intended. What do you expect? We are made of clay and not every soil yields the fruits expected by the one who tills it. But let us always humble ourselves and acknowledge that we are nothing if we lack the Divine assistance.


Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.


Be content to progress in slow steps until you have legs to run and wings with which to fly.


Remember that God is within us when we are in a state of grace and outside of us when we are in a state of sin; but His angel never abandons us. . . He is our most sincere and faithful friend even when we sadden him with our bad behavior.


Every Holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know...It is easier for the earth to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass!


It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass.


Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under the trial of the tempter and does not will what is presented to it, there is not only no fault but there is virtue.


If you have the courage to imitate Mary Magdalene in her sins, have the courage to imitate her penance!


Peace is the simplicity of heart, serenity of mind, tranquility of soul, the bond of love.


The Church is the house of God. It is forbidden for men to enter with bare arms or in shorts. It is forbidden for women to enter in trousers, without a veil on their head, in short clothing, low necklines, sleeveless or immodest dresses.


About Pio of Pietrelcina

Quotes 99 sayings
Profession Saint
Birthday May 25, 1887

Prayer is the oxygen of the soul.


Our Lord loves you and loves you tenderly;

and if He does not let you feel the sweetness of His love, it is to make you more humble and abject in your own eyes.


A thousand years of enjoying human glory is not worth even an hour spent sweetly communing with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.


I feel a great desire to abandon myself with greater trust to the Divine Mercy and to place my hope in God alone.


Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it.

Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner!


Love is the first ingredient in the relief of suffering.


By suffering we are able to give something to God.

The gift of pain, of suffering is a big thing and cannot be accomplished in Paradise.


Time spent in honor of God for the salvation of souls is never badly spent.


Why should you worry whether God wants you to reach the heavenly home by way of the desert or by the fields, when by the one as well as by the other one arrives all the same at a Blessed Eternity? Keep far from you excessive preoccupation which arises from the trials which the good God wishes to visit upon you.


Your tears were collected by the angels and were placed in a golden chalice, and you will find them when you present yourself before God.


Always humble yourself lovingly before God and man, because God speaks to those who are truly humble of heart, and enriches them with His gifts.


The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness, in sacrificing, and with extreme effort.


May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing.


Pray, hope and don't worry. Anxiety doesn't help at all. Our Merciful Lord will listen to your prayer.


Our Lord loves you and loves you tenderly.


May the Child Jesus be the star that guides you through the desert of your present life.


You must concentrate on pleasing God alone, and if He is pleased, you must be pleased.


In order to console a soul in it's sufferings, point out to it all the good it can still do.


We must hide our tears from the One who sends them, from the One who has shed tears Himself and continues to shed them every day because of mans' ingratitude.


We are the administrators of our money.

We will have to give God an account of the use we make of it up to the last cent.


Since eternity means happiness for you, what does it matter if some of these passing moments are unpleasant?


The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of trial and in the exaltation after the combat.


Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our Heavenly Mother and reflect on it's boundless grief and how precious is our soul.


Walk in the way of the Lord with simplicity and do not torment your spirit.

You must hate your defects, but with a quiet hate, not troublesome and restless.


Always remain close to the Catholic Church, because it alone can give you true peace, since it alone possesses Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the true Prince of Peace.


Who can assure us that we will be alive tomorrow? Let us listen to the voice of our conscience, to the voice of the royal prophet: "Today, if you hear God's voice, harden not your heart." Let us not put off from one moment to another (what we should do) because the (next moment) is not yet ours.


Fear not because God is with you.


The more you are afflicted, the more you ought to rejoice, because in the fire of tribulation the soul will become pure gold, worthy to be placed and to shine in the heavenly palace.


Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for You. . .


We must empty purgatory with our prayers.


In the spiritual life, you must take one step forward each day in a vertical line, from the bottom up.


The harm that comes to souls from the lack of reading holy books makes me shudder... What power spiritual reading has to lead to a change of course, and to make even worldly people enter into the way of perfection.


Be comforted with this divine thought that your spiritual and physical pains are the test of the Divine Will.


Don't consider me too demanding if I ask you once again to set great store by holy books and read them as much as you can. This spiritual reading is as necessary to you as the air you breathe.


Never rise from the table without having given due thanks to the Lord.

If we act in this way, we need have no fear of the wretched sin of gluttony.


Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother.


It is necessary to be strong, in order to become great: that is our duty.

Life is a struggle, which we cannot avoid. We must triumph!