Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.— St. Catherine of Siena
Thrilling Catholic Saint quotations
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
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.
Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.
Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.
Love God, serve God; everything is in that.
We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.
Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future
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.
Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.
He loves, He hopes, He waits. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep us waiting an instant.
There is nothing so great as the Eucharist.
If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us.
The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility.
For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.
I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God.
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.
We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend upon material success . . . but on Jesus alone.
How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me!
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.
Do not try to excuse your faults; try to correct them
Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of Grace.
The gift of Grace increases as the struggle increases.
Anyone, then, who desires to live chastely in Christ Jesus, must flee not only the mouse of lust, but even from its very scent.
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.
Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.
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.
Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.
Give something, however small, to the one in need.
For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could.
Christ has made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue.
I belong to Him Whom the Angels serve.
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.
The poor are great! The poor are wonderful! The poor are very generous! They give us much more than what we give them.
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.
Only after the Last Judgment will Mary get any rest;
from now until then, she is much too busy with her children.
When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for twenty centuries.
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.
Charity is that with which no man is lost, and without which no man is saved.
Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt—it must empty us of self.
Let everyone who has the grace of intelligence fear that, because of it, he will be judged more heavily if he is negligent.