The Saints Speak About Love


What is really essential, what is the most important thing for us to focus on during our life on earth? The saints all seem to agree that it is love.

“Where there is hatred, let me sow love” – St Francis of Assisi8ef6f474d455db719f0a73fc3898ae54





32fc48795f1baddb015f51dbc00bfe3b“Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next-door neighbour… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.”
~ Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta






As for what concerns our relations with our fellow men, the anguish in our neighbor’s soul must break all precept. All that we do is a means to an end, but love is an end in itself, because God is love.

– Edith Stein8b36d790ab7b2ca209d1a4af926d753c1


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Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger or higher or wider; nothing is more pleasant, nothing fuller, and nothing better in heaven or on earth, for love is born of God and cannot rest except in God, Who is above all created things.

-Imitation of Christ,

Thomas A Kempis

a956b8e45488e1afebda3e479c3276a5You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.

-Saint Therese of Lisieux




Pure love … knows that only one thing is needed to please God: to do even the smallest things out of great love – love, and always love.

(140)–Divine Mercy in My Soul, St. Faustina






4a773cf8f9d6efb81510217c1b0a2de4“We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we become a thing. If we love nothing, we become nothing. Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ, rather it means becoming the image of the beloved, an image disclosed through transformation. This means we are to become vessels of God´s compassionate love for others. ”

St. Clare of Assisi






“Merit consists in the virtue of love alone, flavored with the light of true discretion without which the soul is worth nothing.”

St. Catherine of Siena

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