Inspirational Quotes

Add any inspirational quote in comments which you just can’t wait to share with the community. Or email me and I can copy it into the body of the text. This should be fun and encourage us to live in Him, through Him and in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

St. Julian of Norwich

gentle consolation from a woman who suffered through the Black Plague during the middle ages. She nursed the sick.

All shall be well, all shall be well… For there is a Force of love moving through the universe That holds us fast and will never let us go.”

lady julian of norwich ( c.a. 1342-1416)

A Religious,

‘It matters not to Him what our occupation may be. It matters not to Him whether our days are spent in cooking, washing, ironing, sweeping, teaching, nursing, suffering, provided we are ever within hearing of His voice. For all is great if love is great.

(from Sheltering the Divine Outcast, compiled by A Religious, The Peter Reilly Co, Philadelphia, 1952) Thanks to Nancy Shuman at The Cloistered Heart.

“Teach us to give and not count the cost.”
-St. Ignatius de Loyola


“For me prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look towards Heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”

-St. Therese of Lisieux

“To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.”

St. Thomas Aquinas

“On the question of relating to our fellowman – our neighbor’s spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love.”

-St. Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)

“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!”
-St. Catherine of Sienna

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.”
-St. Francis

“Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.”
-St. Augustine of Hippo

“Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.”
-St. Vincent de Paul

“Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you!”
-St. Augustine

“O Master, make me chaste, but not yet!”
-St. Augustine

“The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.”
-St. Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein

“If this is the way You treat Your friends, no wonder You have so few!”
-St. Teresa of Avila


“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.”

-St. Gregory Nazianzen

“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.”
-St. Patrick

“Christ said, “I am the Truth”; he did not say “I am the custom.”
-St. Toribio

“All the efforts of the human mind cannot exhaust the essence of a single fly.”
-St. Thomas Aquinas

“There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.”
-St. Teresa of Avila

“Let us go forward in peace, our eyes upon heaven, the only one goal of our labors.”
-St. Therese of Lisieux

“When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for twenty centuries.”
– St. Josemaria Escriva

“From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us!”
-St. Teresa of Avila

“Love God, serve God; everything is in that.”
-St. Clare of Assisi


“Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.”
-St. Rose of Lima


“Charity is that with which no man is lost, and without which no man is saved.”
-St. Robert Bellarmine


“If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.”
-St. John of the Cross

San Juan De La Cruz
San Juan De La Cruz

“Love is the most necessary of all virtues. Love in the person who preaches the word of God is like fire in a musket. If a person were to throw a bullet with his hands, he would hardly make a dent in anything; but if the person takes the same bullet and ignites some gunpowder behind it, it can kill. It is much the same with the word of God. If it is spoken by someone who is filled with the fire of charity- the fire of love of God and neighbor- it will work wonders.”
-St. Anthony Mary Claret

“Our Lord loves you and loves you tenderly; and if He does not let you feel the sweetness of His love, it is to make you more humble and abject in your own eyes.”
-St. Pio of Pietrelcino

“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working, and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.”
-St. Francis de Sales

“Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry”
-St. Pio of Pietrelcino

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
-St. Francis

“Tribulation is a gift from God – one that he especially gives His special friends.”
-St. Thomas More

“If I speak to thee in friendship’s name, thou think’st I speak too coldly, if I mention love’s devoted flame, thou say’st I speak too boldly”
– St. Thomas More

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