40 Saint Quotes To Get Your Mind Off Politics


Studying the lives of the Saints through the years with my family has given me a deeper love and appreciation for Christ’s one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.  While the Saints lived on earth they faced joys, sorrows, trials, triumphs, suffering and persecution.  They truly are timeless role models for our families and there is so much to learn from these holy heroes.  I know reading their wise words always gives me hope and inspiration.


Let’s get our minds off politics for a few moments by meditating on some favorite quotes from Saints that are sure to inspire and are still relevant for today….


1. “Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.”

-St. Augustine of Hippo


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

– St. Aloysius Gonzaga


3. “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


4. “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”

– St. Francis


5.”To suffer and to be despised – what bitterness, but what glory!”

– St. Therese of Lisieux


6. “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


7. This:













8. “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 of Assisi


9. “The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.”

– St. Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)


10. “We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.”

– St. Teresa of Avila


11. This, too:

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

– St. Therese of Lisieux


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

– St. Rose of Lima


14. “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


15. THIS:


















16. “You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all.”

– St. Therese of Lisieux


17. “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


18. “Tribulation is a gift from God – one that he especially gives His special friends.” 

– St. Thomas More


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

– St. Therese of Lisieux


20. Wow:

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21. “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.”

– Saint John Paul II


22. “Pray with great confidence, with confidence based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray.”

– St. Louis de Montfort


23. “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


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

– St. Aloysius Gonzaga


25. “While the world changes, the cross stands firm.”

– St. Bruno


26. This:

Image result for “Prayer is the best armor we have, it is the key which opens the heart of God.”- St. Padre Pio


27. “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


28. “O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.”

– St. Augustine


29. “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


30. “I urge you to remain steadfast in faith, so that at last we will all reach heaven and there rejoice together.”

– St. Andrew Kim Taegon


31. “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


32. This: 



33. “We know certainly that our God calls us to a holy life. We know that he gives us every grace, every abundant grace; and though we are so weak of ourselves, this grace is able to carry us through every obstacle and difficulty.”

– St. Elizabeth Ann Seton


34. “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


35. “Let each of us accept the truth of the following statement and try to make it our most fundamental principle: Christ’s teaching will never let us down, while worldly wisdom always will. Christ Himself said that this sort of wisdom was like a house with nothing but sand as its foundation, while His own was like a building with solid rock as its foundation.”

– St. Vincent de Paul


36. “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


37. “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


38. This:

O soul steeped in darkness, do not despair. All is not yet lost. Come and confide in your God, who is love and mercy. - St. Faustina



















39. “Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors to Christ.”

– Saint John Paul II


40. “Pray, hope, and don’t worry.”

– St. Pio of Pietrelcino


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