When I was traveling abroad as a college student, I went on a trip to Ars, France. As I learned about the Cure of Ars, St. John Vianney, I was startled by a quote from this amazing priest. It was once said to have been out walking when he saw a man walking his dog across the street. It was said that he stated, “If only your soul was as pure as your dog’s.”
Needless to say, he was known for hearing confessions for hours.
As I continued my study abroad, my knowledge of the saints grew as I saw countless relics, birth places, shrines, and cathedrals to some of these amazing saints. I walked the same villages where they lived. I sat in the churches where they preached. I saw the fruits of the lives they lived.
Countless quotes spoke to my heart, that semester, as I continued on my own faith journey.
As a young mom, I would open my old journal and often read through some of those quotes and allow them to speak Truth into my life.
My favorite quotes from St. Theresa of Avila and my favorite scripture verses adorn my bathroom mirror while I wash my face each morning.
So when I recently started the daily scripture readings with my children as part of their homeschooling curriculum, I thought it would be great to include some quotes from these saints on their feast days.
I share some of my favorite quotes of Mother Theresa here.
This quote by St. Francis De Sales spoke into my heart today:
Such a beautiful reminder of how we can look for little ways to give in service of others for love of God.
How we love God is shown by how we love those he has given us in our life.
We love God by loving others.
I love how my husband loves our children. They really are everything to him.
So when my son wanted to stop during our hike, and take a look at the huge drop off beyond this rock, I wanted to lose my mind.
Every fear for his safety surfaces.
You can imagine my peace when my husband grabbed his arm and said, ” I got you buddy. I won’t let you fall.”
It’s the little ways, like this, that we protect those around us.
The reassurance of a dad’s hand.
A mom’s comforting words after a rough disagreement with friends.
God calls us to walk this earth with “open eyes” seeking those people who need our help.
Showering our love in little ways that add up.
My beautiful sister-in-law purchased this book for me and I have been reading through multiple pages today.
It’s such a source of wisdom. You can find a copy here.
In the words of St. Francis De Sales:
” What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience.”