30 Quotes to Help You Journey through Lent

“I recommend to you holy simplicity: look before you, and regard not those dangers that you see far off.” -St. Francis de Sales

“Laymen can do the Church and the world an immense favor if in their lives they replace consumerism with a concern for genuine beauty and so form their children.” -Fr. Thomas Dubay

“Love Him trustfully without looking back, without fear. Give yourself fully to Jesus.” -St. Mother Teresa

“Be it known that, in the eyes of God, one gains more merits in a single day through trials given us by God and neighbor than in years of penances and other practices chosen by us.” -St. Teresa of Avila

“Make an effort to respond at each moment to what God is asking of you: have the will to love him with deeds. They may be little deeds, but do not leave any out.” -St. Josemaria Escriva

“Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for him.” –Catechism of the Catholic Church 2560

“The cross isn’t a mystery of bravery but a mystery of love.” -Fr. Bernard Bro, O.P.


“Keep watch over your manner of life, dear people, and make sure that you are indeed the Lord’s laborers. Each person should take into account what he does and consider if he is laboring in the vineyard of the Lord.” St. Gregory the Great

“The triune God is a communion of love, and the family is its living reflection.” -Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia 

“If [Mary] seems remote, an untouchable figure on a pedestal, it may be because we have not striven to know her, talk with her in prayer see how she combined an obscure humdrum life with great sanctity.” -St. Maximilian Kolbe

“…as hope grows, so does our ability to be patient and perservering in the midst of battle.” -Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC

“The Life of the parents is the book which the children read.” -St. Augustine

“Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.” -Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

“One drop of love is more than an ocean of understanding.” -Blaise Pascal

“Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” -St. Jerome

“Walk with your feet on earth, but in your heart be in heaven.” -St. John Bosco

“The more generous you are toward God, the more generous you will find that he is toward you.” -St. Ignatius of Loyola

“There is never a moment when God does not come forward in the guise of some suffering of some duty…” -Jean-Pierre de Caussade

“…I wonder if it is not true that as the world loses veneration for Christ’s mother, it loses also its adoration of Christ…If you have never before prayed to Mary, do so now.” -Venerable Fulton Sheen

“Man can never say to God: We are even.” -Josef Pieper


“There is no evil to be faced that Christ does not face with us. There is no enemy that Christ has not already conquered. There is no cross to bear that Christ has not already borne for us, and does not now bear with us.” -St. Pope John Paul II

“The whole science of the saints consists in knowing and following the will of God.” -St. Isidore of Seville

“The disciple of Christ must not only keep the faith and live it, but also profess it, confidently bear witness to it, and spread it…” –Catechism of the Catholic Church 1816

“Love is the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being.” Familiaris Consortio 11

“Those who pray are certainly saved; those who do not pray are certainly damned.” -St. Alphonsus Liguori

“Suffering + love =  joy.” -Fr. Gerry Farrell, MM

“Christian, recognize your dignity and, now that you share in God’s own nature, do not return to your former base condition by sinning. Remember who is your head and of whose body you are a member. Never forget that you have been rescued from the power of darkness and brought into the light of the kingdom of God.” -St. Leo the Great

“The gate of Heaven is very low; only the humble can enter it.” -St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

“Conceal yourself in Jesus crucified, and hope for nothing except that all men be thoroughly converted to His will.” -St. Paul of the Cross

“If something uncharitable is said in your presence, either speak in favor of the absent, or withdraw, or, if possible, stop the conversation.” -St. John Vianney

30 Quotes to Help You Journey through Lent

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