Hello Rosary lovers! In this post, I would like to share with you some inspirational Catholic saint quotes.
We are so spoilt for choice in the Catholic Church. We have so many saints, so many examples to follow, so many writings and so many quotes from so many wonderful people to inspire us.
Here is a selection of some quotes I found on the internet from Catholic saints. Many of these quotes are well-known and well-shared throughout the internet, but this page was admittedly especially helpful.
‘The reason for our existence is to quench the thirst of Jesus. When he asked for water, the soldier gave him vinegar to drink—but his thirst was for love, for souls, for you and me.’ – St Mother Teresa
‘Since Christ Himself has said, “This is My Body,” who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body?” – St Cyril of Jerusalem
‘Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!’ – St Catherine of Siena
‘Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.’ – St Augustine
‘The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.’ – St Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)
‘Christ 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
‘You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all.’ – St Therese of Lisieux
‘When you approach the tabernacle remember that he has been waiting for you for twenty centuries.’ – St Josemaria Escriva
‘Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.’ – St Rose of Lima
‘Anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall a soul except sin. God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry.’ – St. Francis de Sales
‘Nothing great is ever achieved without enduring much.’ – St Catherine of Siena
‘The saints did not all begin well, but they ended well.’ – St John Vianney
It’s never too late to try to become a saint.
All you need is the determination to become one.
Just pray, truly, from the heart: ‘Lord, please make me a saint, whatever the cost.’
‘Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to Him. That is all the doing you have to worry about.’ – St Jane Frances de Chantal
One of the best ways to fulfil this piece of advice is by praying the Rosary daily, and even throughout the day.
Another great way is by daily trying to attend Church either for Mass or for Adoration of the Eucharist.
‘To be tempted is a sign that the soul is very pleasing to the Lord.’ – St Padre Pio
‘Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.’ – St Maximilian Kolbe
One of the outstanding marks of a saint is someone who loves the Virgin Mary a great deal.
‘If God sends you many sufferings it is a sign that He has great plans for you, and certainly wants to make you a saint.’ – St Ignatius of Loyola
Suffering is also a great mark of a saint.
‘Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be – and becoming that person.’ – St Therese of Lisieux
‘If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.’ – St Mother Teresa
‘I am not afraid … I was born to do this.’ – St Joan of Arc
‘Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.’ – St Isaac of Nineveh
‘God loves each of us as if there were only one of us to love!’ – St. Augustine
‘O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all your necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity.’ – St Basil the Great
‘Men do not fear a powerful hostile army as the powers of hell fear the name and protection of Mary.’ – St Bonaventure
‘The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.’ – St Louis de Montfort
‘It would be easier for the world to survive without the sun than to do so without the Holy Mass.’ – St Padre Pio
‘The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer.’ – St Pope Paul VI
‘Every Holy Mass, heard with devotion, produces in our souls marvelous effects, abundant spiritual and material graces which we, ourselves, do not know…’ – St Padre Pio
‘The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.’ – St Pope John Paul II
‘Who is Jesus to me? Jesus is the Word made Flesh. Jesus is the Bread of Life. Jesus is the Victim offered for our sins on the cross. Jesus is the sacrifice offered at holy Mass for the sins of the world and for mine. Jesus is the Word – to be spoken. Jesus is the Truth – to be told. Jesus is the Way – to be walked. Jesus is the Light – to be lit. Jesus is the Life – to be lived. Jesus is the Love – to be loved.’ – St Mother Theresa
‘He who devoutly hears holy Mass will receive a great vigor to enable him to resist mortal sin, and there shall be pardoned to him all venial sins which he may have committed up to that hour.’ – St Augustine
‘The best way to economize time is to “lose” half an hour each day attending Holy Mass.’ – Blessed Frederic Ozanam
Daily attendance at Holy Mass is the surest – and probably easiest – way to become a great saint.
‘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.’ – St Augustine
‘The Son of God became man for our salvation but only in Mary and through Mary.’ – St Louis de Montfort
‘The world being unworthy to receive the Son of God directly from the hands of the Father, he gave his Son to Mary for the world to receive him from her.’ – St Augustine
‘As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary.’ – St Thomas Aquinas
‘Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.’ – St Louis de Montfort
There are so many more glorious and inspirational quotations I could offer from Catholic saints. But let this list suffice.
If you would like to add any quotes which have inspired you, please leave them in the comments below.
God bless you, through Mary, Immaculate Seat of Wisdom, and the Throne of Grace!