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10 Saint Quotes for Daily Living

Whether you are facing trials or simply looking for inspiration, you can draw hope from the sage words of the faithful who have gone before us. As you seek encouragement in your spiritual life, we invite you to take heart in these 10 saint quotes for daily living – from the prayer of St. Patrick to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s insights on embodying Christ’s love.

St. Patrick Stained glass
St. Patrick portrayed in stained glass

A Prayer for Every Day

“Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ within me,
Christ below me,
Christ above me,
Christ at my right,
Christ at my left,
Christ in lying down,
Christ in sitting,
Christ in rising up,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.” – Patrick of Ireland

Taking Courage in Christ

“Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you; all things are passing; God never changes.” – Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Ávila portrayed in the Chapel of Our Lady of Carmel
St. Teresa of Avila portrayed in the Our Lady of Carmel Chapel

“You can fight with confidence when you are sure of victory. With Christ and for Christ, victory is certain.”
–  Bernard of Clairvaux

“Courage! I too must learn to force myself. Even if I am tired, even if exhausted, at the end I can find rest on the heart of Jesus.” – Bernadette Soubirous

Finding Joy in Christ

“Say alleluia always, no matter the time of day, no matter the season of life.” – Benedict of Nursia

Becoming More Like Christ

“Truly, matters in the world are in a bad state; but if you and I begin in earnest to reform ourselves, a really good beginning will have been made.” – Peter of Alcantara

“We shall steer safely through every storm, as long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed in God.” – Francis de Sales

Elizabeth Ann Seton
Elizabeth Ann Seton portrayed in the Trinity Dome

Resting in God’s Mercy

“Our sins are nothing but a grain of sand alongside the great mountain of the mercy of God.”
– John Vianney.

Trusting in God

“Entrust yourself entirely to God. He is a Father and a most loving Father at that, who would rather let heaven and earth collapse than abandon anyone who trusted in Him.”
– Paul of the Cross

Living in Love

“The little daily lesson: to keep soberly and quietly in His Presence, trying to turn every little action on His Will; and to praise and love through cloud and sunshine is all my care and study.”
– Elizabeth Ann Seton


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