Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

The birth of Christ is without regard to man; the birth of John the Baptist is without regard to age! ‘Nothing is impossible with God.’

Saint Joseph Cafasso

All around me people are laboring in this world, they are studying, they are exhausting themselves, they are wearing themselves out till they can do no more but they labor for the mud and dirt of this world, for empty, useless folly, while I labor for God and for His glory!

Saint Paulinus of Nola

Listen, then, my son, and give me your ear. Break off all ties which bind and entangle you in this world. Change your secular service into something better, start being a soldier for the eternal King.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

There is no more evident sign that anyone is a saint and of the number of the elect, than to see him leading a good life and at the same time a prey to desolation, suffering, and trials.

Saint Romuald of Ravenna

It is better to put one’s heart into reciting a single psalm than singing one hundred psalms with the voice!

Saint Anthony of Padua

The saints are like the stars. In his providence Christ conceals them in a hidden place that they may not shine before others when they might wish to do so. Yet they are always ready to exchange the quiet of contemplation for the works of mercy as soon as they perceive in their heart the invitation of Christ.

Saint John of Sahagun

A person must be prepared in his soul to speak the truth, both in denouncing and correcting shortcomings and in praising virtue, to such a point that he is willing in that cause even to face death.

Blessed Margaret Ebner

In the sweet name of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His true life and in His loving words by which He accomplished our eternal salvation on earth, in the holy acts of charity worked so mercifully for us and in the strong love consummated for our salvation; through all these may this beginning work be completed with the inner goodness of perfect grace.

Saint Paula Frassinetti

Our Lord wills that you cling to Him alone! If your faith were greater, how much more peaceful you would be even when great trials surround and oppress you?