162 Holy Places Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Holy Places Quotes (Best in 2024)

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There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. — Wendell Berry

The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places. — Raymond Carver

I'd love to travel to the Holy Land. — Loretta Lynn

Things that are holy are revealed only to men who are holy. — Hippocrates

I have been blessed to visit the Holy City of Mecca. — Malcolm X

As we come unto Christ and journey to higher ground, we will desire to spend more time in His temples, because the temples represent higher ground, sacred ground. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

Within my body are all the sacred places of the world, and the most profound pilgrimage I can ever make is within my own body. — Saraha

Here in this body are the sacred rivers, here are the sun and moon, as well as the pilgrimage places. I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body — Saraha

...the holy men sat in an atmosphere reeking of antiquity, so thick with the dust of ages that you can't see through it -nor can they. — Gertrude Bell

The Holy Land... What an experience. I will never forget this day. — Justin Timberlake

Short Holy Places Quotes

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  • Living the gospel and standing in holy places is not always easy, but I testify that it is worth it. — Bonnie L. Oscarson
  • There are no holy places and no holy people, only holy moments, only moments of wisdom. — Jack Kornfield
  • The safe place lies in obedience to God's Word, singleness of heart and holy vigilance. — A. B. Simpson
  • Someday you will name me, then gently place those burning holy roses in my hair. — Rainer Maria Rilke
  • That's sort of what I felt... I miss drinking, I thought bars were truly holy places. — Joe Eszterhas
  • As a white candle / In a holy place, / So is the beauty / Of an aged face — Joseph Campbell
  • Who will venture to place the authority of Copernicus above that of the Holy Spirit? — John Calvin
  • Sanctuaries are magical places - dare I say holy? — Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • Why must holy places be dark places? — C. S. Lewis
  • If you value your safety, avoid holy places founded in the name of peace and brotherhood. — Ashleigh Brilliant
Holy places quote The woman who follows the crowd will usually go on further than the crowd. The w
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go on further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.

Sacred Places Quotes

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The heart is the hub of all sacred places. Go there and roam. — Bhagawan Nityananda

If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self. There is no place to hide and so we are found. — Terry Tempest Williams

From the animist point of view, humans belong in a sacred place because they themselves are sacred. Not sacred in a special way, not more sacred than anything else, but merely as sacred as anything else -- as sacred as bison or salmon or crows or crickets or bears or sunflowers. — Daniel Quinn

Holy places quote Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people s
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing.

At every moment of his life the Shoshone must be careful to observe the complicated folkways of his group, to do reverence to superhuman powers, to remember the courtesies and obligations of family, to pay homage to certain sacred plants, or to avoid particular places. — Peter Farb

A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation. If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend. — Ward McAllister

A civilization without retail bookstores is unimaginable. Like shrines and other sacred meeting places, bookstores are essential artifacts of human nature. The feel of a book taken from the shelf and held in the hand is a magical experience, linking writer to reader. — Jason Epstein

Holy places quote A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.

I have the power of choice in every moment. Where will I place my attention? What do I hold sacred? Whom can I love right now? — Fred Small

The world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. Venite, adoremus. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

To us, the ashes of our ancestors are sacred and their resting place is hallowed ground. — Chief Seattle

We need to walk to know sacred places, those around us and those within. We need to walk to remember the songs. — Joseph Bruchac

Holy Ground Quotes

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To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground. — Stephen Covey

The holy land was supposed to be spotless, a serious equivalent of Disneyland in which not a single candy wrapper is to stay on the ground for more than a few minutes. — Marvin Olasky

If you neglect to instruct children in the way of holiness, will the devil neglect to instruct them in the way of wickedness? No; if you will not teach them to pray, he will to curse, swear, and lie; if ground be uncultivated, weeds will spring. — John Flavel

Holy places quote You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.

We should be astonished at the goodness of God, stunned that He should bother to call us by name, our mouths wide open at His love, bewildered that at this very moment we are standing on holy ground. — Brennan Manning

...the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. — Moses

Architecture is the constant fight between man and nature, the fight to overwhelm nature, to possess it. The first act of architecture is to put a stone on the ground. That act transforms a condition of nature into a condition of culture; it's a holy act. — Mario Botta

Holy places quote Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your w
Never speak from a place of hate, jealousy, anger or insecurity. Evaluate your words before you let them leave your lips. Sometimes it's best to be quiet.

A country of long shadows on county cricket grounds, warm beer, green suburbs, dog lovers, and old maids cycling to holy communion through the morning mist. — John Major

The more deeply you understand other people, the more you will appreciate them, the more reverent you will feel about them. To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground. — Stephen Covey

All who call the Holy Ghost a creature we pity, on the ground that, by this utterance, they are falling into the unpardonable sin of blasphemy against Him. — Saint Basil

Wherever a dancer stands is holy ground. — Martha Graham

Holy Land Quotes

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Modern Orthodoxy has a highly positive attitude toward the State of Israel. Our Ultra-Orthodox brethren recognize only the Holy Land, but not the state. — Norman Lamm

Go forth from our holy land and go back to your families who are waiting for you impatiently, that you and we, as well, lead a peaceful life together. — Muqtada al Sadr

Because I know about the Holy Land, I've taught lessons about the Holy Land all my life, and - but you can't bring peace to Israel without giving the Palestinian also peace. And Lebanon and Jordan and Syria as well. — Jimmy Carter

Holy places quote Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.
Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find.

In the Crusades, getting the Holy Land back was the goal, and any means could be used to achieve it. World War II was a crusade. The firebombing of Tokyo by Doolittle and the carpet bombing in Germany, especially by the British, showed that. — Stanley Hauerwas

Imagine going to the holy land in Israel, whether you're a Christian or a Jew or a Muslim, and start carving up the mountain of Zion. It's an insult to our entire being. It's bad enough getting four white faces carved in up there [on Mount Rushmore], the shrine of hypocrisy. — Russell Means

The Holy Land is everywhere. — Black Elk

Holy places quote Motivation will die. Let discipline take its place.
Motivation will die. Let discipline take its place.

Here the whole world (stars, water, air, And field, and forest, as they were Reflected in a single mind) Like cast off clothes was left behind In ashes, yet with hopes that she, Re-born from holy poverty, In lenten lands, hereafter may Resume them on her Easter Day." (Epitaph for Joy Gresham) — C. S. Lewis

A church in the land without the Spirit is rather a curse than a blessing. If you have not the Spirit of God, Christian worker, remember that you stand in somebody else's way; you are a fruitless tree standing where a fruitful tree might grow. — Charles Spurgeon

Out of my desire to complete Iraq's independence and to finish the withdrawal of the occupation forces from our holy lands, I am obliged to halt military operations of the honest Iraqi resistance until the withdrawal of the occupation forces is complete. — Muqtada al Sadr

Let me live according to those holy rules which Thou hast this day prescribed in Thy Holy Word...direct me to the true object, Jesus Christ, the way, the truth, and the life. Bless, O Lord, all the people of this land. — George Washington

Holy Water Quotes

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To sweat is to pray, to make an offering of your innermost self. Sweat is holy water, prayer beads, pearls of liquid that release your past. The more you dance... the more you sweat, the more you pray. The more you pray, the closer you are to ecstasy. — Gabrielle Roth

Sunlight is one and the same wherever it falls; but only a bright surface like that of water, or of a mirror reflects it fully. So is the light Divine. It falls equally and impartially on all hearts, but the pure and pious hearts of holy men receive and reflect that light well. — Ramakrishna

I'm a witch woman--high on tobacco and holy water. I'm a woman delighted with her disasters. They give me something to do. A profession of sorts...I have the magic of words. The power to charm and kill at will. — Sandra Cisneros

Holy places quote Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search the truth. Have holy curios
Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.

Salamander: Originally a reptile inhabiting fire; later, an anthropomorphous immortal, but still a pyrophile. Salamanders are now believed to be extinct, the last one of which we have an account having been seen in Carcassonne by the Abbe Belloc, who exorcised it with a bucket of holy water. — Ambrose Bierce

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Birth: The first and direst of all disasters. — Ambrose Bierce

Tears are God's gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow. — Rita Schiano

Holy places quote The only limitations one has are the ones they place on themselves.
The only limitations one has are the ones they place on themselves.

If you keep your heart immersed always in the depth of that holy love, your heart is sure to remain ever full to overflowing with the Divine fervour of sacred love. — Ramakrishna

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher. — Morihei Ueshiba

The Holy Spirit is just as truly in us when He makes no sign as when the fountains of joy are overflowing, or the waters of peace are softly refreshing our weary and troubled heart. — A. B. Simpson

I loved every second of Catholic church. I loved the sickly sweet rotting-pomegranate smells of the incense. I loved the overwrought altar, the birdbath of holy water, the votive candles; I loved that there was a poor box, the stations of the cross rendered in stained glass on the windows. — Anne Lamott

Holy Books Quotes

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Religion and faith are very personal matters. So far as the government is concerned, there is only one holy book, which is the Constitution of India. — Narendra Modi

One way for attaining Bhakti is by repeating the name of God a number of times. Mantras have effect: the mere repetition of words.... To obtain Bhakti, seek the company of holy men who have Bhakti, and read books like the Gita and the Imitation of Christ; always think of the attributes of God. — Swami Vivekananda

My definition of secularism is very clear. The sole religion of the Government is Nation First, the holy book is the Constitution. — Narendra Modi

Holy places quote If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you ta
If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take.

Much of today’s church relies more on a book the early church didn't have, than the Holy Spirit they did. — Bill Johnson

I'd never heard of the 'Lord of the Rings', actually. So I went to the bookstore and there it was, three shelves of books about Tolkien and Middle-earth, and I was like, 'Holy cow, what else am I missing out on?' — Sean Astin

On a certain day shall every soul come to plead for itself, and every soul shall be repaid according to its deeds; and they shall not be wronged. — Elijah Muhammad

Holy places quote To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affect
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... to leave the world a better place... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

And they will ask thee of the spirit. Say: The spirit proceedeth at my Lord's command; but of knowledge, only a little is given to you. — Elijah Muhammad

There is no radical or moderate Islam. There is only one Islam and that is the Islam from the Koran, the holy book. That is the Islam from Mohammed. There are no two sorts of Islam. — Geert Wilders

Many good sayings are to be found in holy books, but merely reading them will not make one religious. — Ramakrishna

There are things in the Old Book which I may not be able to explain, but I fully accept it as the infallible Word of God, and receive its teachings as inspired by the Holy Spirit. — Robert E. Lee

Hallowed Ground Quotes

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Distance lends enchantment to the view. — Mark Twain

He who enters a university walks on hallowed ground. — James Bryant Conant

If these holy places, things, and days cease to remind us, if they obliterate our awareness that all ground is holy and every bush (could we but perceive it) a Burning Bush, then the hallows begin to do harm. Hence both the necessity, and the perennial danger, of 'religion.' — C. S. Lewis

But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. — Abraham Lincoln

The older I get, the more convinced I am that the space between people who are trying their best to understand each other is hallowed ground. — Fred Rogers

The ground that a good man treads is hallowed. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Slowly, after dozens of rejection slips and failures and false starts and postponed dreams - what Langston Hughes called dreams deferred - I stepped onto the hallowed ground of being a published novelist, and then 15 years later, I even started to make real money. — Anne Lamott

Holy Days Quotes

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I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God's creational intentions. — John Wesley

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One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world. — Saint Dominic

If there were one million families praying the Rosary every day, the entire world would be saved. — Pope Pius X

My desire is to live more to God to-day than yesterday, and to be more holy this hour than the last. — Francis Asbury

If we are not inwardly wrought upon, and changed by the powerful operations of the Holy Spirit, and our moral actions proceed from a principle of a new nature, however we may call ourselves Christians, we shall be found naked at the great day. — George Whitefield

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. — Solomon

I consider it an indispensible duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God and those who have the superintendence of them into his Holy keeping. — George Washington

You know, we live in a day when we are more afraid of holiness than we are of sinfulness. — Leonard Ravenhill

May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done! Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last. — John Henry Newman

The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. — Plato

Pilgrimage Quotes

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I laugh when I hear that the fish in the water is thirsty. I laugh when I hear that people go on pilgrimage to find God. — Kabir

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists. — Anita Brookner

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This is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth. — Donald Cargill

Are we no greater than the noise we make Along one blind atomic pilgrimage Whereon by crass chance billeted we go Because our brains and bones and cartilage Will have it so? — Edwin Arlington Robinson

[A] journey becomes a pilgrimage as we discover, day by day, that the distance traveled is less important than the experience gained. — Ernest Kurtz

Be kind to all beings, this is more meritorious than bathing at the sixty-eight sacred shrines of pilgrimage and donating money. — Guru Nanak

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others. — Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The geographical pilgrimage is the symbolic acting out an inner journey. The inner journey is the interpolation of the meanings and signs of the outer pilgrimage. One can have one without the other. It is best to have both. — Thomas Merton

Pilgrimage is a powerful metaphor for any journey with the purpose of finding something that matters deeply to the traveler. — Phil Cousineau

The soul passeth from form to form; and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold. — Georg Hermes

Holy Cross Quotes

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Holiness is not for wimps and the cross is not negotiable, sweetheart, it's a requirement. — Mother Angelica

The celebration of Holy Mass is as valuable as the death of Jesus on the cross. — Thomas Aquinas

We have the power of the Holy Cross, our holy symbol, the divine grace of Christ, only as long as we have the holy marking of the Holy Baptism, meaning we have denied the devil and sided with Christ, and received the Holy Marking, the seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit. — Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

Yet some men say in many parts of England that King Arthur is not dead, but had by the will of our Lord Jesu into another place; and men say that he shall come again, and he shall win the holy cross. — Thomas Malory

You've got to be centered on Christ. It's a work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit forms Jesus within us. No cross? No crown. No pain? No gain. No way around it - if there was a shortcut, I'd know it and I'd tell ya. — John Corapi

Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side... whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament. — Saint Augustine

Unless you see yourself standing there with the shrieking crowd, full of hostility and hatred for the holy and innocent Lamb of God, you don’t really understand the nature and depth of your sin or the necessity of the cross. — C. J. Mahaney

With arms outstretched on the cross. Jesus took holy God in one hand and sinful man with the other and brought the two together. — Steven J Lawson

I believe in God and not religion, because I believe religion is the double cross. Because I've been double crossed by three religions, so I think I can safely say that religion - there is maybe something wrong with religion. Every temple that's put up may not be a holy one, so watch out. — Ja Rule

By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons! — Frederic Farrar

Holy Light Quotes

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My yoke is easy, and my burden light. — Saint Boniface

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame. — Thomas Hobbes

O Lord, we cannot go to the pool of Siloe to which you sent the blind man. But we have the chalice of Your Precious Blood, filled with life and light. The purer we are, the more we receive. — Ephrem the Syrian

Joy, not grit, is the hallmark of holy obedience. We need to be light-hearted in what we do to avoid taking ourselves too seriously. It is a cheerful revolt against self and pride. — Richard J. Foster

That I am a monk and you are a layman is of no importance ... rather that we are both in the light of the Holy Spirit ... Acquire peace, and thousands around you will be saved. — Seraphim of Sarov

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. — J. Horace McFarland

I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books, and praying over, if possible, every line and word. This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above. — George Whitefield

The light of the Lord's transfiguration does not come into being or cease to be, nor is it circumscribed or perceptible to the senses, even though for a short time on the narrow mountain top it was seen by human eyes. — Gregory Palamas

The Earth was small, light blue, and so touchingly alone, our home that must be defended like a holy relic. The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw Earth from space. — Alexey Leonov

You say I took the name in vain I don't even know the name But if I did, well really, what's it to you? There's a blaze of light in every word It doesn't matter which you heard The holy or the broken Hallelujah — Leonard Cohen

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More Holy Places Quotes

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Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you. — Corrie Ten Boom

Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice. . . . Life from the Center is a life of unhurried peace and power. It is simple. It is serene. It is amazing. It is radiant. — R. Kelly

Receiving the Eucharist means adoring Him whom we receive. Only in this way do we become one with Him, and are given, as it were, a foretaste of the beauty of the heavenly liturgy. The act of adoration outside Mass prolongs and intensifies all that takes place during the liturgical celebration itself. — Pope Benedict XVI

Those in whom the Spirit comes to live are God's new Temple. They are, individually and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet. — N. T. Wright

Whoever you may be, always have God before your eyes; whatever you do, do it according to the testimony of the holy Scriptures; in whatever place you live, do not easily leave it. Keep these three precepts and you will be saved. — Anthony the Great

If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ's love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude. — Angela of Foligno

Oh sons of Arabs and the Arab Gulf, rebel against the foreigner...Take revenge for your dignity, holy places, security, interests and exalted values. — Saddam Hussein

If we approach with faith, we too will see Jesus... for the Eucharistic table takes the place of the crib. Here the Body of the Lord is present, wrapped not in swaddling clothes but in the rays of the Holy Spirit. — Saint John Chrysostom

Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Centre, a speaking voice, to which we may continuously return. Eternity is at our hearts, pressing upon our time-torn lives, warming us with intimations of an astounding destiny, calling us home unto itself. — Thomas Raymond Kelly

Grace means that God does something for me; law means that I do something for God. God has certain holy and righteous demands which he places upon me: that is law. Now if law means that God requires something of me for their fulfillment, then deliverance from law means he no longer requires that from me, but himself provides it. — Watchman Nee

The unique and indivisible existence of the Lord glorious in heaven, is not multiplied, but is rendered present by the sacrament in the many places on earth where Mass is celebrated. And this existence remains present, after the sacrifice, in the Blessed Sacrament, which is, in the tabernacle, the living heart of each of our churches. — Pope Paul VI

Scriptura sacra mentis oculis quasi quoddam speculum opponitur, ut interna nostra facies in ipsa videatur. Holy scripture is placed before the eyes of our mind like a mirror, so that we may view our inner face therein. — Pope Gregory I

The Church is the dwelling place of God in the Person of the Holy Ghost. Where the Church thrives, people are blessed and progress is evident. Where there is no Church, people feed their babies to crocodiles and roam naked in the jungles. — Oliver B. Greene

The Holy Eucharist is like a divine Storehouse filled with every virtue; God has placed It in the world so that everyone one may draw from It. — Peter Julian Eymard

To understand a Bible text it takes an act of the Holy Spirit equal to the act that inspired the text in the first place. A revelation of the Holy Spirit in one glorious flash of inward illumination would teach you more of Jesus than five years in a theological seminary. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

The anointing of the Holy Spirit is given to illuminate His Word, to open the Scriptures, and to place the spiritual man in direct communication with the mind of God. — Charles Fox Parham

It is futile for us to try to serve God without the power of the Holy Spirit. Talent, training, and experience cannot take the place of the power of the Spirit. — Warren W. Wiersbe

Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels. — J. Reuben Clark

Men and women yearners must realize their unity even while in the flesh; not by communion of the flesh, but by the Will to Freedom from the flesh and all the impediments it places in their way to perfect Unity and Holy Understanding — Mikhail Naimy

We must conclude that, being necessary to God by a necessity which is called "hypothetical", (that is, because God so willed it), the Blessed Virgin is all the more necessary for men to attain their final end. Consequently we must not place devotion to her on the same level as devotion to the other saints as if it were merely something optional. — Louis de Montfort

The idea of a hell that involves some kind of eternal punishment at the hands of a just and holy God is so profoundly difficult for us to handle emotionally, that the only person who would have enough authority to convince us of the reality of such a place would be Jesus Himself. — John Gerstner

I think there is no place in the world where I feel closer to the Lord than in one of His holy temples. — Thomas S. Monson

The Holy Spirit showed me that when I put up walls to keep others out I also wall myself into solitary place of confinement. — Joyce Meyer

When you start to crack open, don't waste a moment gathering your old self up into something like you knew before. Let your new self splash like sunlight into every dark place and laugh and cry and make sounds you never made & thank all that is holy for the gift. — Brian Andreas

A savage place! As holy and enchanted/As e'er beneath the waning moon was haunted/By woman wailing for her Demon Lover! — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

That it has pleased God to make Holy Scripture obscure in certain places lest, if it were perfectly clear to all, it might be vulgarized and subjected to disrespect or be so misunderstood by people of limited intelligence as to lead them into error. — Pope Gregory VII

If sacred places are spared the ravages of war... then make all places sacred. And if the holy people are to be kept harmless from war... then make all people holy. — J. Michael Straczynski

Adoration outside Holy Mass prolongs and intensifies what has taken place in the liturgical celebration and makes a true and profound reception of Christ possible. I . . . warmly recommend, to Pastors and to all the faithful, the practice of Eucharistic adoration — Pope Benedict XVI

We may compare the Bible to the Old Testament Tabernacle in the wilderness with its three courts. The outer court is the letter of the Scriptures; the inner court, or holy place, is the truth of the Scriptures; the holiest place of all is the person of Jesus Christ; and only when we pass the inmost veil do we come to Him. — Arthur Tappan Pierson

The people of Jesus' day thought holy men were unapproachable. But Jesus' work was in the marketplace. He made people feel welcome, and that they had a place. His life was a constant demonstration that there were only two things that really mattered in this life-God and people. They were the only things that lasted forever. — Rebecca Pippert

Gross and subtle, pure and mixed, simple and complex - in the end that there is no place where God is not. In every atom, He alone is present. From the ant to the universe, He spreads. The Lord who cares equally for all, the compassionate one who is all knowledge, tenderness, skill, holiness and beauty - He stands on all sides everywhere. — Vinoba Bhave

A temple, first of all, is a place of prayer; and prayer is communion with God. It is the 'infinite in man seeking the infinite in God.' Where they find each other, there is holy sanctuary--a temple. — B. H. Roberts

You rave about the Holy Place (Masjid al-Haram) and say you've visited God's garden but where is your bunch of flowers? There is some merit in the suffering you have endured but what a pity you have not discovered the Makkah thats inside — Rumi

The Holy Spirit is profoundly committed to restoring the first commandment to first place in our lives. — Bob Sorge

The virtuous shall have the power to revive and live again. All pure and holy spirits live on in heavenly places, and in course of time they are again sent down to inhabit righteous bodies — Josephus

The shop, the barn, the scullery, and the smithy become temples when men and women do all to the glory of God! The "divine service" is not a thing of a few hours and a few places, but all life becomes holiness unto the Lord, and every place and thing, as consecrated as the tabernacle and it's golden candlestick. — Charles Spurgeon

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