quote by Therese of Lisieux

For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.

— Therese of Lisieux

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I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.


Catholic guilt quote When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past,
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.

St. Patrick... one of the few saints whose feast day presents the opportunity to get determinedly whacked and make a fool of oneself all under the guise of acting Irish.

Catholic guilt quote If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.
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I attended Catholic school. We received a great education from the nuns. ... Also, guilt. Guilt and a feeling of never being satisfied with what you've done. And a sense that you are inadequate and a big phony. All useful for a writer. I'm always being edited by my inner nun.

There's Catholic guilt about things, then there's the guilt of being the youngest of 10, so when nice things happen to you, you're not really allowed to enjoy them.

I came up from growing up with a lot of Catholic guilt, a lot of punk rock, hipster guilt in the later years where I think people have thrown a lot of things on me. Where I always felt like I'm not supposed to tell the horn section what to play or I don't want to come off egotistical.


Catholic guilt quote The difference between shame and guilt is the difference between "I am bad' and
The difference between shame and guilt is the difference between "I am bad' and "I did something bad".
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Unfortunately, when someone asks me for a favor, I can't say no.

Because of my upbringing - my Catholic guilt - if I don't do it, it plagues me.

I think once a Catholic, always a Catholic.

You never escape. I still have Catholic guilt. It is in its basis a really powerful religion and a really strong set of beliefs. They permeate my work in many ways.

I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check.

[Someone] said that what I described as the Buddhist voice - the life-denying voice of censure and guilt - sounded to him very much like a Catholic voice. This is, indeed, a mystery, and it intrigues me, too.

Catholic and Jew - it's very closely related, a lot of holidays, a lot of guilt, a lot of the same things going on.


It's great to be recognized when I'm looking for a table at a crowded restaurant, but I still don't put it to best use. I'm such a lump. I won't cut the line. It's my Catholic guilt. I gotta get used to it.

I have the freedom of seeing it [churches and paintings of saints] with a non-Catholic eye without the guilt.

I was raised Catholic. I didn't appreciate the guilt and sin part of it.

I'm an Episcopal, which is Catholic Lite. It's like same religion, half the guilt.

I was brought up a Catholic, for that you get an A level in guilt.


I was brought up as a Catholic. I've got A-level guilt.

Catholics have guilt and Jews have guilt, fine. But mothers can trump them all.

I was brought up a Catholic, so I take no pleasure in guilt.

And I'm a Catholic, from an Irish Catholic family, and we know plenty of stuff about guilt.

I'm Jewish, but my mom's Catholic, so the guilt area is covered.

I have the highest expectations, along with the lowest. I tried to put as much of myself as possible in Reality Bites, but in terms of my humor, I'm still trying to figure out what my sensibility is. It's a process, really. I don't feel like I have a very clear idea of what I'm supposed to be, or even of how people perceive me, except that I got put into this Generation X file.


I don't think you can be a Catholic without an accompanying measure of guilt.

Being raised Catholic myself, I think people who are Catholic tend to carry a lot of guilt. It's almost a joke.

There's only one difference between Jews and Catholics.

Jews are born with guilt, and Catholics have to go to school to learn it.

I always know it's Sunday because I wake up feeling apologetic.

That's one of the cool things about being a Catholic . . . it's a multifaceted experience. If you lose the faith, chances are you'll keep the guilt, so it isn't as if you've been skunked altogether.

Truth is, I'm a good Catholic girl. The faith has always been elusive, but the guilt is intractable.


My mother was French Protestant, and my father was Italian Catholic, and their union was an excess of God, guilt and sauce.