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Quotations

He who prays most receives most.
St. Alphonsus Ligouri (1696-1787)


When prayer is poured forth, sins are covered.

St. Ambrose (340-97)


By prayer, man gives God the greatest glory possible.

St. Peter Julian Eymard (1811-68)


Diligence in prayer is the perfection of the Gospel.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-91)


Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil. Fertilize the soil ever so richly, it will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains.

St. John Vianney (1786-1859)


It is essential to begin the practice of prayer with a firm resolution of persevering in it.

St. Teresa of Avila (1515-82)


By humble and faithful prayer, the soul acquires, with time and perseverance, every virtue.

St. Catherine of Siena


When you ask the Holy Spirit to help you pray well, put yourself for a moment in the presence of God.

St. Louis de Montfort (1673-1716)


God is more anxious to bestow His blessings on us than we are to receive them.

St. Augustine (354-430)


He who fights even the smallest distractions faithfully when he says even the very smallest prayer will also be faithful in great things.

St. Louis de Montfort (1673-1716)


The grating in a ... monastery is not to keep the sisters in, but to keep the world out.

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen


"... there are not two kinds of answers to prayer but three: One is "Yes". Another is "No". The third is "Wait".

Bishop Fulton J. Sheen


"Prayer can truly change your life. For it turns your attention away from yourself and directs your mind and your heart toward the Lord."

Pope John Paul II


"The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A marvelous prayer! Marvelous in its simplicity and its depth. In the prayer we repeat many times the words that the Virgin Mary heard from the Archangel, and from her kinswoman Elizabeth."

Pope John Paul II


"The Universal Church of Christ, and therefore each particular Church, exists in order to pray. In prayer the human person expresses his or her nature; the community expresses its vocation; the Church reaches out to God."

Pope John Paul II


"The truth of prayer is both the cause and the effect of a lifestyle which is placed in the light of the Gospel."

Pope John Paul II


"A Christian is a tabernacle of the living God."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta


"We must become holy, not because we want to feel holy, but because Christ must be able to live his life fully in us."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta


"This is the meaning of true love, to give until it hurts."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta


"All works of love are works of peace."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta


"You can pray while you work. Work doesn't stop prayer and prayer doesn't stop work. It requires only that small raising of the mind to Him."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta


"Everything starts from prayer."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta


"If we really want to pray, we must first learn to listen: for in the silence of the heart God speaks."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta


"Love to be true has to begin with God in prayer."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta


"God has created us to love and to be loved, and this is the beginning of prayer - to know that He loves me, that I have been created for greater things."

Mother Teresa of Calcutta


"When we contemplate God, we are made like unto God."

Julian of Norwich (14th cent.)


The renewal of marian piety and of the rosary apostolate is closely linked to renewal of interest in the Bible.


"... the rosary is being presented as a genuinely evangelical prayer and even as a way of teaching people how to ponder over the scriptures in prayer and faith."


"the rosary is very well adapted to teaching the life of faith."


"The rosary, which is a school of life open to the simplest of people, far from tying them down to the rudiments of the faith, leads them step by step along the paths of meditation, prayer and contemplation of the Lord. It teaches us to leave words behind when we pray."

Confidence for the Future
Addresses to Dominicans
by Vincent de Couesnongle, O.P.


He causes his prayers to be of more avail to himself, who offers them also for others.

St. Gregory the Great (d.604)


He knows how to live well who knows how to pray well.

St. Augustine (354-430)


We ought to be persuaded that what God refuses to our prayer, He grants to our salvation.

St. Augustine (354-430)


It is simply impossible to lead, without the aide of prayer, a virtuous life.

St. John Chrysostom (347-407)


As our body cannot live without nourishment, so our soul cannot spiritually be kept alive without prayer.

St. Augustine (347-430)

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