10 Powerful Saint Quotes to Ignite Your Lenten Journey to Holiness

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How is your lenten journey going?

I think we all need a “boost” during Lent to ignite and strengthen us. So here’s 15 saint quotes to ignite your Lenten journey to holiness:

1) “Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”

St. Catherine of Siena

2) “Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may go to heaven.”

St. Rose of Lima

3) “Behold, Jesus Christ crucified, who is the only foundation of our hope; He is our mediator and advocate; the victim and sacrifice for our sins. He is goodness and patience itself; His mercy is moved by the tears of sinners, and he never refuses pardon and grace to those who ask it with a truly contrite and humbled heart.”

St. Charles Borromeo

4) “If you suffer with Him, you will reign with Him. If you cry with Him, you will have joy with Him. If you die with Him on the Cross of tribulation, you will possess the eternal dwelling place in the splendor of the saints.  And your name, written in the Book of Life, will be glorious among men.” 

St. Clare of Assisi

5) “You don’t know how to pray? Put yourself in the presence of God, and as soon as you have said, ‘Lord, I don’t know how to pray!’ you can be sure you’ve already begun.”

St.  Josemaría Escrivá

6) “The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.”

St. Padre Pio

7) “As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.”

St. Teresa of Calcutta

8) “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

9) “My whole strength lies in prayer and sacrifice; these are my invincible arms; they can move hearts far better than words.”

St. Therese of Lisieux

10) “Let us set out with trust on our Lenten journey, sustained by fervent prayer, penance and concern for those in need. In particular, may this Lent be a time of ever greater concern for the needs of children, in our own families and in society as a whole: for they are the future of humanity.”

St. John Paul II, 2004 Lenten Message

[See also: 7 Powerful Messages from Our Lady of Fatima: “The Grace of God Will Be Your Comfort”]

[See also: The Supernatural Power of Humility, According to the Saints]

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