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750 Inspirational Catholic Joy Quotes (2023)

1. “The Name of Jesus is the glory of preachers


2. “Avoid worrying, then, about anything else for your children except whatever may contribute to bringing them up virtuously. For the rest, having entrusted them to God, try to see what His will for them is, to help them along the path in life He has chosen for them....


3. “Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.”


4. “How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me!”


5. “It is not the actual physical exertion that counts toward a man’s progress, nor the nature of the task, but the spirit of faith with which it is undertaken.”


6. “What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God. ” – Hans Urs von Balthasar


7. “For I do not seek to understand,


8. “In the solitude and silence


9. “Let us make best use of the fleeting moments. They will not return.”


10. “‘With my mouth,’ God says, ‘I kiss my own chosen creation. I uniquely, lovingly, embrace every image I have made out of the earth’s clay. With a fiery spirit I transform it into a body to serve all the world.’”


11. “Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.”


12. “The prayers focus on preparing for Christ’s coming at Christmas, His Infancy, and the Epiphany.”


13. “I am in a country


14. “My children, it is in loving the cross that we find true peace, not running from it.”


15. “I am not my own; I have given myself to Jesus. He must be my only love. The state of helpless poverty that may befall me if I do not marry does not frighten me. All I need is a little food and a few pieces of clothing. With the work of my hands I shall always earn what is necessary and what is left over I’ll give to my relatives and to the poor. If I should become sick and unable to work, then I shall be like the Lord on the cross. He will have mercy on me and help me, I am sure.”


16. ”Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. ”


17. “He needed bold, brave, inflamed women in the love of God, who could assimilate his life to that of the poor inhabitants of the jungle, to raise them to God.”


18. “It is much better to obtain only an ounce of happiness in not risking our salvation, then one hundred pounds in hazarding it. ” ― St. Ignatius of Loyola


19. “Bear in mind that you have only to answer for your own faults.”


20. The spirit of God urges one gently to do the good that can be done reasonably, so that it may be done perseveringly and for a long time


21. “Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter. ”


22. “Ah! If only those who look for knowledge in study,


23. “My joy is in leading a hidden life unknown to others.”


24. “An ounce of charity is better than a hundred loads of reason.”


25. “To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.” G.K. Chesterton


26. “Why did God will to grant us happiness, only on this condition – that we deny ourselves and carry the cross with resignation?


27. “The more you devote yourself,


28. “I want eternity. I was born for greater things.”


29. “Live in perfect charity and love, aiding and mutually encouraging one another in the thorny yet strong sweet path marked out for each of us to follow.”


30. “It is well known how the monks wrote silly lives of Catholic Saints over the manuscripts on which the classical works of ancient heathendom had been written.”


31. “Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of Christ risen. ”


32. “You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy – the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud. ” – St. Vincent de Paul


33. St. Catherine of Siena


34. “As soon as I believed there was a God, I understood I could do nothing else but live for him, my religious vocation dates from the same moment as my faith: God is so great. There is such a difference between God and everything that is not.”


35. St. Teresa of Calcutta: “My prayer for you is that when Christ comes to you in Christmas, He may find in you a warm home, warm love like that of a heartful of love, like that of a simple shepherd who was the first one chosen to see Christ. ”


36. ... wishing for all of you today. : ) Happy St. Patrick’s Day


37. “Let us love, since that is what our hearts were made for. ” — Saint Therese of Lisieux


38. “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. ” ― St. Augustine


39. “… There is one Road


40. “I understand once again that the greatness of God always reveals itself in the simple things. ” – Paulo Coelho


41. “Gird your loins and light your lamps,”


42. “If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you.”


43. “Many of the images I’ve selected for this book involve the holy angels interacting with people, such as in visions and apparitions to the saints. My purpose is to offer examples of angels as distinct and real beings which have appeared to people.”


44. “Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you – for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart…”


45. Cast your care upon God for you are His and He will not forget you. Do not think that He is leaving you alone, for that would be to wrong Him. ”


46. “People should never see a need and do nothing to help.”


47. “Lean more on God and less on ourselves.”


48. All is not yet lost. Come and confide in Your God, Who is Love and Mercy


49. “His Lord said to him:


50. “Intense love does not measure, it just gives. ” — Saint Theresa of Calcutta


51. “None of us is alone in this world. Each of us is a vital piece of the great mosaic of humanity as a whole.”


52. “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. ”


53. “He who possesses God lacks nothing: God alone suffices.” St. Teresa of Ávila


54. St. Leo the Great: “Sadness should have no place on the birthday of life. The fear of death has been swallowed up; life brings us joy with the promise of eternal happiness. No one is shut out from this joy; all share the same reason for rejoicing. Our Lord, victor over sin and death, finding no man free from sin, came to free us all. ”


55. “Nowhere other than looking at himself in the mirror of the Cross can man better understand how much he is worth.”


56. “Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus — a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta


57. “Let us love the Cross very much, for it is there that we discover our life, our true love, and our strength in our greatest difficulties. ” — St. Maria Goretti


58. “If I did not simply live


59. “One must have passed through the tunnel to understand how black its darkness is.”


60. “In those days he departed


61. “Never forget that the road to Heaven is the Way of the Cross. Jesus has called us to follow Him, bearing the Cross as He did.”


62. “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta


63. “I am prepared to suffer more. I know the Lord is with me. He has some plan for me.


64. “Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy” — Hebrews 10:23.


65. “Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed.”


66. “ The fire of the Lord is Light Eternal;


67. “Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”


68. “Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks and serve him with great humility.”


69. “And seeing the star they rejoiced


70. “Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our Heavenly Mother and reflect on its boundless grief and how precious is our soul.”


71. “… the gifts of grace increase as the struggles increase.”


72. “As the sun surpasses all the stars in lustre, so the sorrows of Mary surpass all the


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


74. “At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity.”


75. “Do not live any longer in yourself


76. St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina


77. “Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God.”


78. Alphonsus


79. “I cannot feel sufficiently grateful to our good God.”


80. “What quality of attraction do I possess?


81. St. Thérèse of Lisieux: “A God who became so small could only be mercy and love. ”


82. “Act in such a way that all those who come in contact with you will go away joyful. Sow happiness about you because you have received much from God; give, then, generously to others. They should take leave of you with their hearts filled with joy, even if they have no more than touched the hem of your garment.”


83. “Spirituality exist in testing and experiencing the depth of inner peace consistently. ” – Amit Ray


84. “Let prayer delight thee more than disputations, and the charity which builds up more than the knowledge which puffs up.”


85. “Courage, courage, trust in God who helps you in all things.”


86. “Joy is the serious business of heaven. ”


87. “Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.” St. Maximilian Kolbe


88. “In every difficulty apply to St Joseph with confidence and you will never be disappointed.”


89. “Christ remains primary in your life only when he enjoys the first place in your mind and heart. Thus, you must continuously unite yourself to him in prayer…. Without prayer there can be no joy, no hope, no peace. For prayer is what keeps us in touch with Christ. ”


90. “Try always to be generous with God.”


91. Isaiah 40:31


92. “As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary.”


93. “Do not tire yourself over things that cause anxiety and worry. Only one thing is necessary: to lift up your spirit and love God.”


94. “When it is dark,


95. “It is I, Myself, My dear disciples,


96. “The cross appears lighter when carried with Jesus.”


97. “The Eucharist is the secret of my day. It gives strength and meaning to all my activities of service to the Church and to the world.” Pope Saint John Paul II


98. “We are moved by self-interest, even when we seek to do good to others. ” – Bangambiki Habyarimana


99. “… nobody ever knew Christ so profoundly as she [the Blessed Mother] did, and nobody can ever be more competent as a guide and teacher of the knowledge of Christ.”


100. “God is so good.”


101. “The Lord measures out perfection neither by the multitude nor the magnitude of our deeds, but by the manner in which we perform them.”


102. “Where there is love and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility there is neither anger nor vexation. ” -Saint Francis of Assisi


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


104. “The world knows that Catholics have a high standard of purity. But the world is not going to be impressed unless it is assured that Catholics keep it.”


105. “In the house of God there is never ending festival; the angel choir makes eternal holiday; the presence of God’s face gives joy that never fails. ”


106. “How good and pleasant it is to dwell in the Heart of Jesus! Who is there who does not love a heart so wounded? Who can refuse a return of love to a Heart so loving? Amen.”


107. “If you want to get warm you must stand near the fire: if you want to be wet you must get into the water. If you want joy, power, peace, eternal life, you must get close to, or even into, the thing that has them. They are not a sort of prize which God could, if he chose, just hand out to anyone. ”


108. “A word or smile is often enough to put fresh life in a despondent soul.”


109. “Today God has been so good to me.”


110. “The saints did not all begin well, but they ended well.” St. John Vianney


111. “Every time I hear anyone speak of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or of the Blessed Sacrament, I feel an indescribable joy. It is as if a wave of precious memories, sweet affections and joyful hopes swept over my poor person, making me tremble with happiness and filling my soul with tenderness. ”


112. “Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”


113. “Prayer is the inner bath of love into which the soul plunges itself.”


114. “When I want something very much I thank God beforehand for I feel God will certainly grant what He has been thanked for.”


115. “It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. ” — Saint Theresa of Calcutta


116. “May Christ be heard in our language, may Christ be seen in our life, may he be perceived in our hearts. ” — St. Peter Damian


117. “The Scripture is full of places that prove fasting to be not the invention of man but the institution of God, and to have many more profits than one. And that the fasting of one man may do good unto another, our Saviour showeth himself where he saith that some kind of devils cannot be cast out of one man by another “without prayer and fasting.” And therefore I marvel that they take this way against fasting and other bodily penance.” St. Thomas More


118. “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


119. “The Divine Heart is an ocean full of all good things, wherein poor souls can cast all their needs; it is an ocean full of joy to drown all our sadness, an ocean of humility to drown our folly, an ocean of mercy to those in distress, an ocean of love in which to submerge our poverty.”


120. “Trust in God.”


121. “Faith is to believe what you do not see. The reward of faith is to see what you believe.” St. Augustine of Hippo


122. “Lord Jesus Christ, my God, I thank you for having firmly set my feet on The Rock of the faith and directed my steps on the pathway of salvation. ” -Saint Catherine


123. “Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven.”


124. “As I hope in thee, O Lord, inspire me with that confidence, which brings me to thy holy mountain.”


125. “We ought to speak, shout out against injustices, with confidence and without fear. We proclaim the principles of the Church, the reign of love, without forgetting that it is also a reign of justice. ” – Blessed Miguel Pro


126. “I love You, O my God, and my only desire is to love You until the last breath of my life. I love You, O my infinitely lovable God, and I would rather die loving You, than live without loving You. I love You, Lord and the only grace I ask is to love You eternally…My God, if my tongue cannot say in every moment that I love You, I want my heart to repeat it to You as often as I draw breath.” St. John Vianney


127. “I plead with you – never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.”


128. “Do we, then, regard it as a great


129. “Take away from love the fullness of self-surrender, the completeness of personal commitment, and what remains will be a total denial and negation of it. ” — Saint Pope John Paul II


130. “When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.”


131. “If you are in danger,


132. “Jesus is living next to you, in the brothers and sisters with whom you share your daily existence.”


133. “Where sin was hatched, let tears now wash the nest. ” ― St. Robert Southwell


134. “We are not justified through ourselves, or through our wisdom or understanding or piety or deds which we accomplished in holiness of heart, but through the faith. ” -Saint Clement


135. “It is not Death that will come to fetch me,


136. “The Holy Spirit leads us like a mother. He leads His child by the hand…as a sighted person leads a blind person.” St. John Vianney


137. “Consider the most prudent woman Mary,


138. “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.”


139. “The most deadly poison of our times is indifference. And this happens, although the praise of God should know no limits. Let us strive, therefore, to praise him to the greatest extent of our powers.”


140. “Father, I am seeking: I am hesitant and uncertain, but will you, O God, watch over each step of mine and guide me.” St. Augustine of Hippo


141. “Look upon the poor with compassion and Jesus will look kindly upon you on your last day.”


142. “I want to suffer and even rejoice for love, for this is my way of scattering flowers. Never a flower shall I find but its petals shall be scattered for you; and all the while I will sing; yes, always sing, even when gathering roses in the midst of thorns; and the longer and sharper the thorns may be, the sweeter shall be my song!” St. Thérèse of Lisieux


143. “And as for that in the good ground


144. “We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become.”


145. “Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure.” St. John Paul II


146. “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew. ” – St. Francis de Sales


147. “I die with joy, for I desire to be united to my God. Live so as not to fear death. For those who live well in the world, death is not frightening, but sweet and precious.”


148. “The soul should move toward prayer the way a fish should move toward water; they are both a purely natural state.”


149. “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


150. “Let not weakness make you discouraged.”


151. “Our Lady…told us she would come and take Francisco to heaven, and she asked me if I still wanted to convert more sinners. I said I did.”


152. “Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak.”


153. “God knows what is best for us all.”


154. “When the stomach is full it is easy to talk of fasting.” St. Jerome


155. “Trust in God’s Providence, interfering – as it always does – for our own good.”


156. “May God be praised for all.”


157. “You are the light of the world.” – Matthew 5:14


158. “What is easier, sweeter, more pleasant, than to love goodness, beauty, and love, the fullness of which you are, O Lord, my God.”


159. “We who are Christians have a further cause for joy: like Jesus, we know that we are loved by God our Father. This love transforms our lives and fills us with joy. It makes us see that Jesus did not come to lay burdens upon us. He came to teach us what it means to be fully happy and fully human. Therefore, we discover joy when we discover truth–the truth about God our Father, the truth about Jesus our Savior, the truth about the Holy Spirit who lives in our hearts. ”


160. “Totally love Him, who gave Himself totally for your love.”


161. “If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing. ”


162. “It is not so essential to think much as to love much. ” — Saint Teresa of Jesus, OCD


163. “To the prospect of the Kingdom of God is linked hope in that glory which has its beginning in the Cross of Christ. The Resurrection revealed this glory — eschatological glory. … Those who share in the sufferings of Christ are also called, through their own sufferings, to share in glory” St. John Paul II, Salvifici Doloris


164. “Better that only a few Catholics


165. “Love is a marvelous and heavenly thing. It never tires and never thinks that it has done enough.”


166. “He is a just and merciful God, you may be sure that the trial is sent in love.”


167. “Arm yourself with prayer rather than a sword; wear humility rather than fine clothes.”


168. “Christians must lean on the Cross of Christ just as travelers lean on a staff when they begin a long journey. They must have the Passion of Christ deeply embedded in their minds and hearts, because only from it can they derive peace, grace, and truth.”


169. “You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all. ” ― St. Therese of Lisieux


170. “No one will have any other desire in heaven than what God wills; and the desire of one will be the desire of all; and the desire of all and of each one will also be the desire of God.”


171. “Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice.”


172. “Pray to be ever ready for God’s will even when it takes you by surprise.”


173. St. Anthony of Padua: “O Father, in your Truth (that is to say, in your Son, humbled, needy and homeless) you have humbled me. He was humbled in the womb of the Virgin, needy in the manger of the sheep, and homeless on the wood of the Cross. Nothing so humbles the proud sinner as the humility of Jesus Christ’s humanity. ”


174. “Be Thou our Joy and Strong Defence,


175. “To be a servant of Christ is to be truly free. ” – St Agatha


176. “Faith lifts the soul. Hope supports it. Experience says it must. And Love says let it be!”


177. “But in the end, they were not called saints because of the way they died, or because of their visions or wondrous deeds, but because of their extraordinary capacity for the love and goodness, which reminded others of the love of God. ” ― Robert Ellsberg


178. “I die with joy, for I desire to be united to my God. Live so as not to fear death. For those who live well in the world, death is not frightening, but sweet and precious. ” — St. Rose of Viterbo


179. “The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” Pope Benedict XVI


180. “Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.”


181. “The more a man uses moderation in his life, the more he is at peace, for he is not full of cares for many things. ” – St Anthony the Great


182. “Fasting is most intimately connected with prayer. For the mind of one who is filled with food and drink is so borne down as not to be able to raise itself to the contemplation of God, or even to understand what prayer means.” Catechism of the Council of Trent


183. “To me, the will of God is a dear book which I am never tired of reading and which has always some new charm for me. Nothing is too little to be noticed.”


184. “Mary’s maternity is the model of all motherhood.”


185. “He who has Jesus has everything.”


186. “When I shrink from suffering, Jesus reproves me and tells me that He did not refuse to suffer. Then I say ‘Jesus, Your will and not mine’. At last I am convinced that only God can make me happy, and in Him I have placed all my hope…” St. Gemma Galgani


187. “He will Himself be your support and strength.”


188. “Come, follow me”


189. “May God help me to do what is right.”


190. “We are to love God for Himself, because of a twofold reason; nothing is more reasonable, nothing more profitable.” St. Bernard of Clairvaux


191. ”Though the fig tree does not bud


192. “Start being brave about everything, driving out darkness and spreading light as well. Don’t look at your weakness, but realize that in Christ crucified you can do everything.”


193. “I saw that God would provide the means, would guide me on the way, and would provide a friend to do for me what I could not do myself.”


194. “Faith is like a bright ray of sunlight. It enables us to see God in all things as well as all things in God.” St. Francis de Sales


195. “Motherhood implies from the beginning a special openness to the new person: and this is precisely the woman’s ‘part’. In this openness, in conceiving and giving birth to a child, the woman ‘discovers herself through a sincere gift of self.'”


196. “All blessings come to us through our Lord.


197. “In everything, whether it is a thing sensed or a thing known, God himself is hidden within.”


198. “Love God, serve God; everything is in that.”


199. “In His will is our peace,” sing the saints in Dante’s Divine Comedy. We cannot, however, truly be at peace unless we allow our conversion to God’s ways to be open-ended. —Pat McCloskey, OFM


200. “Enjoy yourself as much as you like—if only you keep from sin. ” ― Saint John Bosco


201. “We who are Christians have a further cause for joy: like Jesus, we know that we are loved by God our Father. This love transforms our lives and fills us with joy. It makes us see that Jesus did not come to lay burdens upon us. He came to teach us what it means to be fully happy and fully human. Therefore, we discover joy when we discover truth–the truth about God our Father, the truth about Jesus our Savior, the truth about the Holy Spirit who lives in our hearts.”


202. “It is characteristic of God and his angels to bring to the soul, when they occupy it, true happiness and spiritual joy; and to drive from it the sadness and trials which the enemy incites in it. ”


203. “Who will teach me what is most pleasing to God, that I may do it?”


204. Romans 15:13


205. “A life contemplating the blessings of Christ becomes a life acting the love of Christ. ” – Ann Voskamp


206. “In God’s will, there is great peace.”


207. ‘Lord, the Saviour.’


208. “Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do not know Him. What a great grace it is to know God!”


209. “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


210. “The Gospel purifies and renews, it bears fruit, wherever the community of believers hears it and receives God’s grace in truth and charity. This is my confidence; this is my joy


211. “Jesus is the Head of the Mystical Body of the Church and we are its members.


212. “Pray, hope, and don’t worry.”


213. “O God, grant that whatever good things I have,


214. “There are no difficulties except for those who worry too much about tomorrow.”


215. “Jesus Christ is all my riches; he alone is sufficient for me.”


216. “God understands us better than we understand ourselves or each other.”


217. “Private prayer is like straw scattered here and there: If you set it on fire, it makes a lot of little flames. But gather these straws into a bundle and light them, and you get a mighty fire, rising like a column into the sky; public prayer is like that.”


218. “In my deepest wound I saw your glory and it dazzled me.” St. Augustine of Hippo


219. “One should never initiate anything that he cannot saturate with prayer.” Unknown


220. “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.”


221. “The ultimate goal of fasting is to help each one of us to make a complete gift of self to God.” Pope Benedict XVI


222. “We do not know the number of souls that is ours to save through our prayers and sacrifices; therefore, let us always pray for sinners. ” ― St. Faustina


223. “Jesus is happy to come with us,


224. “My heart would sink but for the firm conviction that God’s word can never fail.”


225. “The Peace Prayer”


226. “Prayer is nothing else than union with God. When our heart is pure and united to God, we feel within ourselves a joy, a sweetness that inebriates, a light that dazzles us. In this intimate union God and the soul are like two pieces of wax melted together; they cannot be separated. This union of God with His little creature is a most beautiful thing. It is a happiness that we cannot understand. . . God, in His goodness, has permitted us to speak to Him. Our prayer is an incense which He receives with extreme pleasure. ”


227. “Peace and union are the most necessary of all things for men who live in common, and nothing serves so well to establish and maintain these as the forbearing charity whereby we put up with one another’s defects.”


228. “The school of Christ is the school of charity. On the last day, when the general examination takes place, there will be no question at all on the text of Aristotle, the aphorisms of Hippocrates, or the paragraphs of Justinian. Charity will be the whole syllabus.”


229. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. ”


230. “Do not, to please others, go beyond your strength, and attempt more than you are able for.”


231. “Take courage, it is I


232. “I fixed my gaze upon His sacred wounds and felt happy to suffer with Him. I suffered, and yet I did not suffer, because I felt happy to know the depth of His love, and the hour passed like a minute.”


233. “Be not afraid.”


234. “He who trusts in himself is lost. He who trusts in God can do all things.”


235. “Always forward, never back.”


236. St. John Chrysostom: “This day He Who Is, is born; and He Who Is becomes what He was not. ”


237. “If you have too much to do, with God’s help you will find time to do it all. ” — St. Peter Canisius


238. “A magnificent building will never rise if we reject the insignificant bricks.”


239. “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


240. “Do not let your troubles disturb your trust in God.”


241. “There is a close link between the hope of a people and harmony between the generations. The joy of children makes their parents’ hearts leap and opens up the future. Children are the joy of the family and of society. They are not matter of reproductive biology, or one of the many ways of producing them, much less their parents’ possession. Children are a gift. They are a gift. Each one is unique and unrepeatable, and at the same time unmistakably linked to his or her roots. Indeed, to be a son or a daughter according to God’s plan, means carrying in oneself the memory and hope of a love that has become tangible by kindling the life of another human being, original and new. And for parents, each child is him- or herself, different, unique.”


242. “Love aright and you will never be sad. Embrace God’s will and you will be filled with joy and peace. ”


243. “Suffering is a great grace; through suffering the soul becomes like the Savior; in suffering love becomes crystallized; the greater the suffering, the purer the love.”


244. “… Are you debating what you will do?


245. “So great is the reward which awaits me,” exclaims St Francis, “every suffering is pure joy to me!” He knew well, that the sorrows of this world are very tiny compared with the wonderful recompense which awaits us in Heaven.


246. “Though you have recourse to many saints as your intercessors, go especially to St. Joseph, for he has great power with God.”


247. “The soul of the one who serves God always swims in joy, always keeps holiday, and is always in the mood for singing. ”


248. “Then, overcome by joy, I cried, 'Jesus, my love. At last I have found my vocation. My vocation is love. In the heart of the Church, my mother, I will be love, and then I will be all things.”


249. “Lord, I am Yours, and I must belong to no one but You. My soul is Yours, and must live only by You. My will is Yours, and must love only for You. I must love You as my first cause, since I am from You. I must love You as my end and rest, since I am for You. I must love You more than my own being, since my being subsists by You. I must love You more than myself, since I am all Yours and all in You. Amen.”


250. “Everything that has being comes from God. Nothing, therefore, that happens to us—trouble or temptation or injury or torment or slander or anything else that could possibly happen to us—can or will disturb us. Rather, we are content and hold these things in reverence, reflecting that they come from God and are given to us as good favors, not out of hatred but out of love.”


251. “The Holy Spirit also gives you the grace to discover the image of the Lord in the hearts of men, and teaches you to love them as brothers and sisters. Again, He helps you to see the manifestations of His love in events. If we are humbly attentive to men and things, the Spirit of Jesus enlightens us and enriches us with His wisdom, provided that we are imbued with the spirit of prayer.”


252. “The Lord is loving unto man, and swift to pardon, but slow to punish. Let no man therefore despair of his own salvation.” St. Cyril of Jerusalem


253. “We must do the will of Him we love.”


254. “Confidently open your most intimate aspirations to the Love of Christ who waits for you in the Eucharist. You will receive the answer to all your worries, and you will see with joy that the consistency of your life which He asks of you is the door to fulfill the noblest dreams of your youth. ”


255. “Never expect perfection, and bear quietly the defects that from time to time come under your notice.”


256. “O Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of eternal life, Your Heart is a glowing furnace of Love. You are my refuge and my sanctuary.”


257. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” — Romans 15:13.


258. “Know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to help convert souls.” St. Rose of Lima


259. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”


260. “As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…’Repent and believe’ Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor — He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta


261. “Jesus loves hidden souls. A hidden flower is the most fragrant. I must strive to make the interior of my soul a resting place for the Heart of Jesus.”


262. “It was surprisingly difficult to find prayers of thanks—the least represented of any type of prayer.”


263. “I am God’s wheat and I shall be ground by the teeth of beasts, that I may become the pure bread of Christ. ” -Saint Ignatius


264. “We must fast with our whole heart, that is to say, willing, wholeheartedly, universally and entirely.” St. Francis de Sales


265. “God asks little but He gives much.”


266. “Where is the heart that loves?


267. “If you must choose between me and the baby….save the baby!”


268. “God alone and the desire of His glory – nothing else matters.”


269. “We must teach more by example than by word.”


270. “Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggle increases.” St. Rose of Lima


271. “Only in Christ can men and women find answers to the ultimate questions that trouble them. Only in Christ can they fully understand their dignity as persons created and loved by God. ” – Pope St. John Paul II


272. “The true way to advance in holy virtues, is to persevere in a holy cheerfulness. ”


273. “Joy springs from a grateful heart. ”


274. “Prayer is the foundation of the spiritual edifice. Prayer is all powerful.”


275. “The saints were not superhuman. They were people who loved God in their hearts, and who shared this joy with others. ”


276. “This is the first, the last, the only request I make


277. “The joy of this life is nothing;


278. “When we are expecting only suffering, the least joy surprises us: Suffering itself becomes the greatest joys when we seek it as a precious treasure.”


279. “Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. ” — Saint Augustine


280. “To have courage for whatever comes in life – everything lies in that.”


281. “This is a serious warning cry: Surrender without reservation to the Lord who has called us.


282. “Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.”


283. “Reflect carefully on this, for it is so important that I can hardly lay too much stress on it. Fix your eyes on the Crucified and nothing else will be of much importance to you. ” ― Saint Teresa of Avila


284. “Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to heaven.”


285. “To convert somebody go and take them by the hand and guide them.” St. Thomas Aquinas


286. “As soon as we know the will of God, we ought without delay to follow it.”


287. “Grace is nothing else but a certain beginning of glory within us. ” – St Thomas Aquinas


288. “I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of Jesus.”


289. “God is more pleased by one work, however small, done secretly, without desire that it be known, than a thousand done with the desire that people know of them. Those who work for God with purest love not only care nothing about whether others see their works, but do not even seek that God himself know of them. Such persons would not cease to render God the same services, with the same joy and purity of love, even if God were never to know of these.“


290. ”Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. ”


291. “A soul that walks in love neither rests nor grows tired.”


292. “O Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of eternal life, Your Heart is a glowing furnace of Love. You are my refuge and my sanctuary.


293. “Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.”


294. “May God grant you courage and true wisdom in all you do and say.”


295. “While the world changes, the cross stands firm. ” ― St. Bruno


296. “The meaning of this parable is clear.


297. “The joy promised by the Beatitudes is the very joy of Jesus himself: a joy sought and found in obedience to the Father, and in the gift of self to others. ”


298. “God’s will be done”


299. “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ.”


300. “May God be praised for all, and keep me strong.”


301. “Those who pray and suffer, leaving action for others, will not shine here on earth; but what a radiant crown they will wear in the kingdom of life! Blessed be the ‘apostolate of suffering’!” St. Josemaría Escrivá


302. St. John Paul II


303. “When we are expecting only suffering, the least joy surprises us: Suffering itself becomes the greatest joys when we seek it as a precious treasure. ”


304. “The greatest poison of our time is indifference.”


305. “Ardent prayer addressed to God: this is man’s greatest happiness on earth!”


306. “The only reason for my being killed is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason that I die. ” – St Paul Miki


307. “Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them.”


308. Alphonsus 1) Short prayers immediately upon rising https://catholic-link. org/15-powerful-prayers-15-seconds/ 2) At least 15 minutes of meditation each day 3) 15 minutes of spiritual reading each day


309. “Thou, O Christ our Savior, hast become for me the path of life which leads to the Father. There is but one path, and it is my joy, and at the end of it is the heavenly kingdom. ”


310. “Always give good heed to the Word of God, whether you hear or read it in private, or hearken to it when publicly preached: listen with attention and reverence; seek to profit by it, and do not let the precious words fall unheeded; receive them into your heart as a...


311. “Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life…” Pope Benedict XVI


312. “Grant, O Lord of life,…when the moment of our definitive ‘passage’ comes, that we may face it with serenity, without regret for what we shall leave behind. For in meeting you, after having sought you for so long, we shall find once more every authentic good which we have known here on earth, in the company of all those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and hope….Amen.”


313. “Mary, who is the Virgin Most Pure, is also the Refuge of Sinners. She knows what sin is, not by the experience of its fall, not by tasting its bitter regrets, but by seeing what it did to her Divine Son.” Venerable Fulton Sheen


314. “Value your crosses as the most precious presents from a good and loving God.”


315. “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


316. “We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone.”


317. “A word or a smile,


318. “I knew God would take care of all and make everything right in the end.”


319. “It is by love that God has always led me, by love that God reproves me, by love that God lets me see love in all.”


320. “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. ” — Saint Augustine


321. “Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. ” ― Saint Augustine


322. “If you put all the love of the mothers into one heart it still would not equal the love of the Heart of Mary for her children.”


323. “We do not have to talk very much in order to pray well. We know that God is there in his Holy Tabernacle; let us open our hearts to him; let us rejoice in His Presence: This is the best prayer.”


324. “Hoping that you will be happy and full of courage”


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


326. “Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt. ”


327. “The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace.”


328. “Work hard every day at increasing your purity of heart, which consists in appraising things and weighing them in the balance of God’s will. ” – St. Francis de Sales


329. “Nothing great is ever achieved without enduring much.” St. Catherine of Siena


330. “Whoever does not accept


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332. “A soul adorned with the virtue of chastity cannot help loving others; for it has discovered the source and font of love—God.”


333. “The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting. ”


334. “The more one advances, the more one sees the goal is still far off. And now I am simply resigned to see myself always imperfect and in this I find my joy. ”


335. “Though an army encamp against me, my heart does not fear; Though war be waged against me, even then do I trust.” Psalm 27:3


336. “Helping a person in need is good in itself. But the degree of goodness is hugely affected by the attitude with which it is done. If you show resentment because you are helping the person out of a reluctant sense of duty, then the person may receive your help but may feel awkward and embarrassed. This is because he will feel beholden to you. If, on the other hand, you help the person in a spirit of joy, then the help will be received joyfully. The person will feel neither demeaned nor humiliated by your help, but rather will feel glad to have caused you pleasure by receiving your help. And joy is the appropriate attitude with which to help others because acts of generosity are a source of blessing to the giver as well as the receiver. ”


337. “The future starts today, not tomorrow.” St. John Paul the Great


338. “He is the one who has loved us so much; why shouldn’t we love Him in return?”


339. “Learn to let others do their share of the work. Things may be done less well, but you will have more peace of soul and health of body. And what temporal interest should we not sacrifice in order to gain these blessings?”


340. “Faith in the resurrection of Jesus says that there is a future for every human being; the cry for unending life which is a part of the person is indeed answered. God exists: that is the real message of Easter. Anyone who even begins to grasp what this means also knows what it means to be redeemed.” Pope Benedict XVI


341. “You are walking now by faith,


342. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page. ” ― Saint Augustine


343. “Love aright and you will never be sad. Embrace God’s will and you will be filled with joy and peace.”


344. “No one should follow what he considers to be good for himself, but rather what seems good for another. Let them put Christ before all else; and may he lead us all to everlasting life.”


345. “The Lord has called us from different nations, but we must be united with one heart and one soul.”


346. “My little children, reflect on these words: the Christian’s treasure is not on earth but in heaven. Our thoughts, then, ought to be directed to where out treasure is. This is the glorious duty of man: to pray and to love.”


347. “Let us ever hope that you look for strength from God who alone can give it.”


348. “A Christian martyrdom is never an accident, for Saints are not made by accident. ” ― T. S. Eliot


349. “It is your arms, Jesus, which are the elevator to carry me to heaven.”


350. “The secret of everything is to let oneself be carried by God and so to carry Him to others.”


351. “A humble soul does not trust itself, but places all its confidence in God.” St. Faustina


352. “The Hail Mary is dew falling from heaven to make the soul fruitful. It is a pure kiss of love we give to Mary.”


353. “Actions speak louder than words. Let your words teach and your actions speak.”


354. “Life passes. Eternity comes to meet us with great strides. Soon we shall be living with the very life of Jesus. Having drunk deep at the source of all bitterness, we shall be deified in the very source of all joys, of all delights. ”


355. “If one were to consider how much Jesus has suffered, one would not commit the smallest sin.”


356. “I will spend my heaven doing good on earth.”


357. “If anyone comes to me, I want to lead them to Him.”


358. “Whoever finds God finds everything, whoever loses God loses everything.”


359. “Our earthly and eternal happiness depend on following our vocation without faltering.”


360. “The past does not belong to me; the future is not mine; with all my soul I try to make use of the present moment.”


361. “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in Heaven.” – Matthew 5:12


362. “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”


363. “Lest, perhaps, when I have preached to others,


364. ”This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad. ”


365. “Our wish, our object, our chief preoccupation must be to form Jesus in ourselves, to make His spirit, His devotion, His affections, His desires and His disposition live and reign there. All our religious exercises should be directed to this end. It is the work which God has given us to do unceasingly.”


366. “In a world gone astray from God there is no peace, but it also lacks charity, which is true and perfect love… Nothing is more beautiful than love. Indeed, faith and hope will end when we die, whereas love, that is, charity, will last for eternity. ” ― Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati


367. “If you have no earthly consolation, why do you not seek consolation in the Heart of Jesus? To love him is truest joy.”


368. ”Chastity is a joyful affirmation. ”


369. “The whole earth is a living icon of the face of God.”


370. “Walk cheerfully and with a sincere and open heart as much as you can, and when you cannot always maintain this holy joy, at least do not lose your trust in God.”


371. “True charity consists in doing good to those who do us evil, and in thus winning them over.” St. Alphonsus Liguori


372. “The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that He, in His goodness, sends to us day after day.”


373. “Darkness can only be scattered by light. Hatred can only be conquered by love.”


374. “God’s presence seems to follow me everywhere and makes everything I do or wish to do a prayer.”


375. “The patient and humble endurance of the cross – whatever nature it may be – is the highest work we have to do.”


376. “Become who you are.”


377. “The world calls for and expects from us simplicity of life, the spirit of prayer, charity towards all, especially towards the lowly and the poor, obedience and humility…..Without this mark of holiness, our word will have difficulty in touching the heart of modern man. It risks being vain and sterile.”


378. “Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?”


379. “Always try to have success in your work but remember God is often glorified in your failure.”


380. “Thou art the Christ,


381. “Born poor, but of honored and humble people, I am particularly proud to die poor.”


382. “God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us. ”


383. “There is no sin nor wrong that gives man such a foretaste of Hell in this life as anger and impatience. ” ― St. Catherine of Siena


384. “I want eternity. I was born for greater things. ” — St. Stanislaus


385. “Charity is that with which no man is lost, and without which no man is saved.”


386. “Each generation is converted by the saint who contradicts it most.” G.K. Chesterton


387. “Fasting is the soul of prayer, mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. So if you pray, fast; if you fast, show mercy; if you want your petition to be heard, hear the petition of others. If you do not close your ear to others, you open God’s ear to yourself.” St. Peter Chrysologus


388. “The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness, in sacrifice, and with extreme effort.”


389. “Always remember to love one another.”


390. “One must not think that a person who is suffering is not praying. He is offering up his sufferings to God, and many a time he is praying much, more truly than one who goes away by himself and meditates his head off, and, if he has squeezed out a few tears, thinks that is prayer.” St. Teresa of Ávila


391. “Receive every trial, every annoyance, every lack of courtesy in the light that springs from the Cross; that is how we please God, how we advance in the ways of love.”


392. “It seems to me that the happiness of a soul consists entirely in conforming to the most adorable Will of God; for in so doing the heart finds peace and the spirit joy and repose, since he “who is joined to the Lord in one spirit with him. ” (1 Corinthians 6:17). ”


393. “Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity. Enter again into yourself.” St. Augustine of Hippo


394. “Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. ” – Albert Schweitzer


395. “If you ever feel distressed during your day, call upon our Lady, just say this simple prayer: ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.’ I must admit, this prayer has never failed me.”


396. “For Him all things were created


397. “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 Pietrelcina


398. “The fruits of charity are joy, peace, and mercy; charity demands beneficence and fraternal correction; it is benevolence; it fosters reciprocity and remains disinterested and generous; it is friendship and communion; Love is itself the fulfillment of all our works. There is the goal; that is why we run; we run toward it, and once we reach it, in it we shall find rest


399. “The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to …


400. “Genuine love is demanding, but its beauty lies precisely in the demands it makes.” Pope Francis


401. “Mary is the safest, easiest, shortest and most perfect way of approaching Jesus.”


402. “No earthly pleasures, no kingdoms of this world can benefit me in any way. I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire.”


403. “I distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt.” Pope Francis


404. “Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter.”


405. “Love ought to show itself in deeds more than words.”


406. “Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is. ”


407. “In difficult moments I will fix my gaze upon the silent heart of Jesus, stretched upon the cross, and from the exploding flames of His merciful Heart, will flow down upon me power and strength to keep fighting.”


408. St. John Paul II: “If we celebrate with such solemnity the birth of Jesus, it is to bear witness that every human being [is] somebody unique and unrepeatable…somebody thought of and chosen from eternity, some[one] called and identified by his own name. It is as it was with the first man, Adam. It is as it was with the new Adam, born of the Virgin Mary in the cave at Bethlehem: ‘You shall call his name Jesus. ’”


409. “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


410. “Disorder in society is the result of disorder in the family. ” – St Angela Merici


411. “Our body is a cenacle, a monstrance: through its crystal the world should see God.”


412. “In order to bring true peace back to my soul, the only way that there exists on the Earth is Confession, because Jesus awaits me with His immense heart.”


413. “Persevere in labors that lead to salvation. Always be busy in spiritual actions. In this way, no matter how often the enemy of our souls approaches, no matter how many times he may try to come near us, he’ll find our hearts closed and armed against him. ” – St. Cyprian of Carthage


414. “We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials. ” – St. Teresa of Avila


415. “O KING OF ALL NATIONS


416. “I am sorry sometimes to see a kind of little-mindedness where there ought to be more generosity and simple trust.”


417. “He passed the whole night in prayer.”


418. “The contemplative life means the keeping of charity towards God and our neighbors and fixing all our desires on our Creator.”


419. “I can do the things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”


420. “Mihi mori lucrum--For me to die is a gain. To die, murdered by the haters of Jesus Christ, would be my gain. All my fervent desires have always been to die in a hospital as a poor man, or on the scaffold as a martyr, murdered by enemies because of the most holy religion that we profess and preach. I should like to seal with my blood the virtues and truths which I have preached and taught.”


421. “Have courage.”


422. “Everything comes from love, all is ordained for the salvation of man, God does nothing without this goal in mind.”


423. St. Alphonsus Liguori: “Arise, all ye nobles and peasants; Mary invites all, rich and poor, just and sinners, to enter the cave of Bethlehem, to adore and to kiss the feet of her new-born Son…Let us enter; let us not be afraid. ”


424. “In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship but to keep her on her course.”


425. “Joy is the infallible sign of God’s presence. ”


426. “Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand of justice.” Isaiah 41:10


427. “Pray, hope and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”


428. “If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta


429. “This world in which we live needs beauty in order not to sink into despair. It is beauty, like truth, which brings joyto the heart of man and is that precious fruit which resists the wear and tear of time, which unites generations and makes them share things in admiration.”


430. “Men do not fear a powerful hostile army as the powers of hell fear the name and protection of Mary.”


431. “Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing is so gentle as real strength.”


432. “No duty is too little to be done well.”


433. “The body, in fact, and it alone is capable of making visible that which is invisible; the spiritual and the divine.”


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


435. “Act and God will act, work and He will work.”


436. “Direct all your actions and your sacrifices to this end: that they may all serve to make you more happy and content in Paradise.”


437. “He loves, he hopes, he waits. Our Lord prefers to wait Himself for the sinner for years rather than keep us waiting an instant.”


438. “I tell you that you have less to suffer in following the cross than in serving the world and its pleasures.”


439. “There where you are, you will find God.”


440. “No act is charitable, if it is not just.”


441. “In losing all, the soul has risen


442. “God hides the prize of eternal glory in our mortifications and in the victory of ourselves, which we always strive for with great gentleness.” St. Jane Frances de Chantal


443. “God calls us through what happens during our day: through the suffering and happiness of the people we live with, through the human interests of our colleagues and the things that make up our family life.”


444. “The priesthood is the love of the Heart of Jesus.”


445. “The more I reflect on the graces I have received, the more they astonish me and make me tremble.”


446. “Try to make yourself happy and do not give way to low spirits or anxiety of any kind.”


447. “If only mortals would learn how great it is to possess divine grace, how beautiful, how noble, how precious. How many riches it hides within itself, how many joys and delights! No one would complain about his cross or about troubles that may happen to him, if he would come to know the scales on which they are weighed when they are distributed to men. ”


448. “Our goal must be infinite, not the finite.


449. “Charity enters heaven when humility opens the door.”


450. “For the storms, like a wave, pass quickly. And the fair weather returns, because the presence of the Lord they experience makes them soon forget everything.”


451. “Let us love the Cross very much, for it is there that we discover our life, our true love, and our strength in our greatest difficulties.”


452. “The devil strains every nerve to secure the souls which belong to Christ. We should not grudge our toil in wresting them from Satan and giving them back to God. ” – St Sebastian


453. “Let us bear our cross and leave it to God to determine the length and the weight.”


454. “Joy does not depend on our past” is the phrase that I hope echoes in the hearts of anyone who believes that what they have done, seen, experienced, or barely survived has the power to steal their chance at joy forever. Pope Saint John Paul II is proof of this to me. He lost both his parents and only sibling by the time he was 19. He had a front-row seat to the horrors of the Holocaust and saw countless friends and neighbors led to their deaths. Under the control of a string of evil dictators, he watched his beloved homeland fall.


455. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. ” — Saint Augustine


456. “You ask me whether I am in good spirits. How could I not be so? As long as faith gives me strength, I will always be joyful.”


457. “Owning land is like owning the ocean, or the air. No one owns land. ” ― St. Tammany


458. “Always forward, never back. ” — St. Junipero Serra


459. “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. ” -Saint Augustine


460. “Prayer is an aspiration of the heart.


461. “How truly wonderful are God’s ways and how little we understand them.”


462. “There was definitely a cat and another animal, probably a rabbit, in the shed. Her suspicions were confirmed soon enough. Madeleine lit a candle, its light illuminating a wooden hutch where an enormous rabbit was nibbling at some freshly picked clover. In her lap, the little grey cat was all grown up; it was the same cat Madeleine had been holding on the balcony the day when one look from her teal-colored eyes had been enough to floor poor Solange. Holy pictures were pinned over the hutch: Saint Anne, the Miraculous Virgin of the Smile (who cured ten-year-old Thérèse), Saint Veronica holding her veil, and Saint Joan of Arc had all been carefully pinned in a row, looking down tenderly over the big orange rabbit who went on munching his clover. Pinned to the frame of the hutch was a piece of wax paper with the animal's name- Lazarus- written on it.


463. “How could I wear a crown of gold when my Lord wears a crown of thorns and he wears it for me?”


464. “We have all very much for which to thank and love God.”


465. “A single act of pure love pleases me more than a thousand imperfect prayers.” Jesus (According to St. Faustina)


466. “In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall, under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.”


467. “Lean upon God.”


468. St. Isidore of Seville


469. “Have courage no matter what your crosses are.”


470. “Do all you can to work in unity.”


471. “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”


472. “I asked you and you would not listen; so I asked my God and He did listen. ” – St Scholastica


473. “Know that you have been created for the glory of God and your own eternal salvation. This is your goal; this is the center of your life; this is the treasure of your heart.”


474. “Anyone who seeks truth seeks God, whether or not he realizes it.”


475. St. Peter Chrysologus: “That the Creator is in his creature and God is in the flesh brings dignity to man without dishonour to him who made him. Why then, man, are you so worthless in your own eyes and yet so precious to God?”


476. “Reject no one. You never know what grace can do.”


477. “Faith in Jesus and in the power of His Holy Name


478. ”Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”


479. “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.”


480. “If according to times and needs you should be obliged to make fresh rules and change current things, do it with prudence and good advice.”


481. “Love is the most beautiful sentiment the Lord has put into the soul of men and women.”


482. “The giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic his giving, by grace through faith, and this is not of ourselves. ” -Saint Nicholas


483. “No one is to pursue what he judges better for himself, but instead, what he judges better for someone else. ” ― St. Benedict of Nursia


484. “Cling to the will of God.”


485. “He will never let the trial surpass the strength He gives you, and at the very moment you think yourself overwhelmed by sorrow, He will lift you up and give you peace.”


486. “Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God. Hope and have confidence in confession.”


487. “I have chosen you


488. “God is so good – we ought to cling to Him with love and hope”


489. “This world in which we live needs beauty in order not to sink into despair. It is beauty, like truth, which brings joy to the heart of man and is that precious fruit which resists the wear and tear of time, which unites generations and makes them share things in admiration. ”


490. “Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again: for forgiveness has risen from the grave!” St. John Chrysostom


491. “May Christ be heard in our language, may Christ be seen in our life, may he be perceived in our hearts.”


492. “Jesus Christ is all my riches; he alone is sufficient for me. ” — St. Louis of Toulouse


493. “Unfurl the sails, and let God steer us where He will.”


494. “Teach me to seek Thee


495. “It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world.”


496. “A devout life, above all things, is a life that is sweet, happy and amiable. ”


497. “Girded with faith


498. “If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness.”


499. “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances;


500. “What does it cost us to say, ‘My God help me! Have mercy on me!’ Is there anything easier than this? And this little will suffice to save us if we be diligent in doing it.”


501. “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. ” ― Saint John Paul II


502. “Christ made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him whom the angels serve. ” – St. Agnes of Rome


503. “True happiness is to rejoice in the truth, for to rejoice in the truth is to rejoice in You, O God, who are the truth… Those who think that there is another kind of happiness look for joy elsewhere, but theirs is not true joy. ”


504. “Extend mercy toward others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping. For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His Mercy from us?”


505. “Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt. ” ― Saint Francis of Assisi


506. “A cross carried simply, and without those returns of self-love which exaggerate troubles, is no longer a cross. Peaceable suffering is no longer suffering. We complain of suffering! We should have much more reason to complain of not suffering, since nothing makes us more like Our Lord than carrying His Cross. Oh, what a beautiful union of the soul with Our Lord Jesus Christ by the love and the virtue of His Cross!” St. John Vianney


507. “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints. ” ― Billy Joel


508. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta


509. “If you learn everything except Christ, you learn nothing. If you learn nothing except Christ, you learn everything.”


510. “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day. ”


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512. “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.” Pope St. Gregory the Great


513. “Do you want our Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit Him seldom. Visits to the Blessed Sacrament are powerful and indispensable means of overcoming the attacks of the devil. Make frequent visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the devil will be powerless against you.”


514. “Live joyfully!


515. “It is the paradox of history that each generation is converted by the saint who contradicts it most.”


516. “The Name of Jesus, is in fact,


517. “Whatever God wants, as God wills, when God wills.”


518. “ALL SHIPS HAVE A COMPASS which, when touched by the magnet, always turns towards the polar star. And even when the boat is making its way in a southward direction yet, the compass does not cease turning towards its north at all times.


519. “Do not let a day pass without doing some good in it.”


520. “Without Me


521. “Pray, hope, and don’t worry. ” – St. Pio of Pietrelcino


522. “Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do not know Him. What a great grace it is to know God!” – St Josephine Bakhita


523. “Freedom of belief is pernicious, it is nothing but the freedom to be wrong.”


524. “This collection features Catholic prayers to Jesus Christ the King and to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Queen of Heaven. It also has historical Catholic prayers to God for kings and queens on earth.”


525. “Even while living in the world, the heart of Mary was so filled with motherly tenderness and compassion for men that no-one ever suffered so much for their own pains, as Mary suffered for the pains of her children.”


526. “No more war, war never again. It is peace, peace which must guide the destinies of peoples and of all mankind.”


527. “The happiness of man on earth, my children, is to be very good; those who are very good bless the good God, they love Him, they glorify Him, and do all their works with joy and love, because they know that we are in this world for no other end than to serve and love the good God. ” ― St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney


528. “I cannot forget that there is a dear good God watching over us.”


529. “It is with the smallest brushes that the artist paints the most exquisitely beautiful pictures.”


530. “Renounce yourself in order to follow Christ; discipline your body; do not pamper yourself, but love fasting.” St. Benedict of Nursia


531. “Satisfaction consists in the cutting off of the causes of the sin. Thus, fasting is the proper antidote to lust; prayer to pride, to envy, anger and sloth; alms to covetousness. ” ― St. Richard of Chichester


532. “You do not need many words when you pray. We believe on faith that the good and gracious God is there in the tabernacle; we open our souls to Him; and feel happy that He allows us to come before Him; this is the best way to pray.”


533. “The works of penance abound in such delights and joys that once they have been tasted, nothing will ever again root them out of the soul…. Only the first steps are difficult for those who eagerly choose this path.”


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535. “Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial. Melancholy should be an innocent interlude, a tender and fugitive frame of mind; praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul. ”


536. “The piercing nail has become a key to unlock the door, that it might see the good will of the Lord God…God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself…this is the great mystery of love. ” – Saint Bernard


537. “Do not look back to the past, nor forward to the future. Claim only the present, for it holds God’s will.”


538. “Come, O come, for without Thee


539. “Where most men work for degrees after their names, we work for one before our names: 'St.' It's a much more difficult degree to attain. It takes a lifetime, and you don't get your diploma until you're dead.”


540. “How easy it is to die with Jesus on the cross—if one has lived with Jesus on the cross!”


541. “The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God is the heart of a mother.”


542. “It is not what to do, but how much love we put into the doing. We can do not greats, only small things with great love. ” – Mother Theresa


543. “God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us.”


544. “Lord, I lean on You alone for strength. Give me your arm to support me, your shoulders to carry me, your breast on which to lay my head, your Cross to uphold me, your Eucharist to nourish me. On you Lord, I shall sleep and rest in peace.”


545. “If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing.”


546. “The soul glorifies the Lord,


547. “If you have too much to do, with God’s help you will find time to do it all.”


548. “God is truly good to us all.”


549. “The Lord looked into the depth of my being with great kindness; I thought I would die for joy under that gaze.”


550. “The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are. ” ― St. Teresa Benedicta


551. “Look upon your crosses as stepping stones to the eternal life of happiness.”


552. “May God give you patience and courage in your sufferings.”


553. “I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God.” St. Dominic Savio


554. “We are not saints yet, but we, too, should beware. Uprightness and virtue do have their rewards, in self-respect and in respect from others, and it is easy to find ourselves aiming for the result rather than the cause. Let us aim for joy, rather than respectability. Let us make fools of ourselves from time to time, and thus see ourselves, for a moment, as the all-wise God sees us. ”


555. “Who am I to stand in God’s way?”


556. “It is Jesus in fact that you seek when you dream of happiness; he is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you.”


557. “It fills me with joy to realize that I can lay down my life daily for God, that I can sacrifice it willingly for Him. I may not be a martyr for the faith, but I can be a martyr of charity.”


558. “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.”


559. “God does not delay to hear our prayers


560. “… give thanks in all circumstances;


561. “O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all you necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity.”


562. “Be cheerful. Jesus will take care of everything. Let us trust in Jesus and our heavenly Mother, and everything will work out well.”


563. “Jesus is with me. I have nothing to fear.”Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (1901-1925)#mypic


564. “And he who had received the five talents


565. “It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle.”


566. “The Eucharist is the life of the people. The Eucharist gives them a center of life. All can come together without the barriers of race or language in order to celebrate the feast days of the Church. It gives them a law of life, that of charity, of which it is the source; thus it forges between them a common bond, a Christian kinship.”


567. “May the Sacred Heart shield you and uphold you in every trouble.”


568. “Leave your country, your people


569. “Whatever He receives on earth,


570. “Nothing is far from God.”


571. “When one does one’s own duty, one must not be concerned, because God’s help will not be lacking.”


572. “The devil may try to use the hurts of life, and sometimes our own mistakes to make you feel it is impossible that Jesus really loves you, is really cleaving to you. This is a danger for all of us, and so sad, because it is completely the opposite of what Jesus is really wanting, waiting to tell you…he loves you always, even when you don’t feel worthy.”


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574. “Here is a rule for everyday life: Do not do anything which you cannot offer to God.”


575. “You are rewarded not according to your work or your time but according to the measure of your love.”


576. “Out of one hundred thousand sinners who continue in sin until death, scarcely one will be saved. ” ― Saint Jerome


577. “What has He done for me? He has loved me and given me His whole self. What shall I do for Him? I shall love Him and give myself to Him without reserve.”


578. “If God created shadows, it was to better emphasize the light.”


579. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously. ” – St. Francis of Assisi


580. “Joy is prayer–Joy is strength–Joy is love–Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls…. A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love. Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Christ risen. ”


581. “Seek to please God.”


582. “I plead with you — never, ever give up on hope; never doubt, never tire and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.”


583. “Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.”


584. “If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire!”


585. “Never miss an opportunity to do good.”


586. “We all have a vocation. We believe that God has placed us in this life to fill a special need that no one else can accomplish.”


587. Hebrews 10:23


588. “And His Mother kept all


589. “You will never be happy if your happiness depends on getting solely what you want. Change the focus. Get a new center. Will what God wills, and your joy no man shall take from you.” Venerable Fulton Sheen


590. “… May grace and peace


591. “Don’t let your life be sterile. Be useful. Blaze a trail. Shine forth with the light of your faith… and light up all the ways of the earth with the fire of Christ that you carry in your heart.”


592. “Even in the midst of intense suffering, it is one of joy. ”