Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me.— Clare of Assisi
Fulfilling Catholic Faith quotations
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.
It is a lesson we all need - to let alone the things that do not concern us.
He has other ways for others to follow Him; all do not go by the same path. It is for each of us to learn the path by which He requires us to follow Him, and to follow Him in that path.
The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white Host.
Accept what is. Let go what was. Have faith in what will be.
Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.
Earthly riches are like the reed. Its roots are sunk in the swamp, and its exterior is fair to behold; but inside it is hollow. If a man leans on such a reed, it will snap off and pierce his soul.
I will go anywhere and do anything in order to communicate the love of Jesus to those who do not know Him or have forgotten Him.
When your vision is clear have faith and trust yourself even when you don't know where your path is taking you.
He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands.
I will go peaceably and firmly to the Catholic Church: for if Faith is so important to our salvation, I will seek it where true Faith first began, seek it among those who received it from God Himself.
Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.
Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.
The greatest obstacle in the apostolate of the Church is the timidity or rather the cowardice of the faithful.
Holiness doesn't mean doing extraordinary things, but doing ordinary things with love and faith.
If we do not fill our mind with prayer, it will fill itself with anxieties, worries, temptations, resentments, and unwelcome memories.
All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust.
Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen.
We must be faithful to the present moment or we will frustrate the plan of God for our lives.
The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.
Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.
If a future Pope teaches anything contrary to the Catholic Faith, do not follow him.
If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love.
Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him.
Faith is realizing you always get what you need.
We cultivate a very small field for Christ, but we love it, knowing that God does not require great achievements but a heart that holds back nothing for self.
Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort me and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I pray a simple prayer every morning.
It's an ecumenical prayer. Whether you're Catholic or Jewish or Muslim or Hindu, I think it speaks to the heart of every faith. It goes “Lord please break the laws of the universe for my convenience. Amen.”
Don't dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.
Above the clouds the sky is always blue.
Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will.
Girded with faith and the performance of good works, let us follow in his [Jesus] paths by the guidance of the Gospel.
Sometimes the thing that is holding you back is all in your head.
Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin, all hope consists in confession; in confession there is a chance for mercy.
We are to love God for Himself, because of a twofold reason;
nothing is more reasonable, nothing more profitable.
My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings.
Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase.
The devil strains every nerve to secure the souls which belong to Christ.
We should not grudge our toil in wresting them from Satan and giving them back to God.
Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven.
Do not be depressed. Do not let your weakness make you impatient. Instead, let the serenity of your spirit shine through your face. Let the joy of your mind burst forth.
Whatever is yours will always come back to you.
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.
Absolute atheism starts in an act of faith in reverse gear and is a full-blown religious commitment. Here we have the first internal inconsistency of contemporary atheism: it proclaims that all religion must necessarily vanish away, and it is itself a religious phenomenon.
Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth- in a word, to know himself- so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.
You ask me whether I am in good spirits.
How could I not be so? As long as Faith gives me strength I will always be joyful. Sadness ought to be banished from Catholic souls... the purpose for which we have been created shows us the path; even if strewn with many thorns, it is not a sad path. It is joyful even in the face of sorrow.
Charity may be a very short word, but with its tremendous meaning of pure love, it sums up man's entire relation to God and to his neighbor.