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100 St. Ignatius Quotes From The Spanish Priest Of Loyola

Quotes on spiritualism by St. Ignatius.

St. Ignatius established the Society of Jesus.

St. Ignatius was born on 23 October 1491 in Azpeitia. He died in the year 1556 in Rome due to malaria.

During his early years, he was a soldier and fought many battles. On one of the battlefields, one of his legs got severely injured and had to be cut off. It was at the time of his recovery period that he started reading books on Christ. The more he read, the more connected he felt with the Lord and received happiness. Soon, he devoted himself to be a servant of the Lord.

Go through our best St.Ignatius quotes with your friends and family to feel connected with the Lord. If you like such quotes, you can also read our [St Therese of Lisieux quotes] and [St Francis De Sales quotes].

Inspiring St.Ignatius Of Loyola Quotes

St.Ignatius of Loyola was known for his missionary and educational works. Here are some Ignatius of Loyola quotes to get motivated. The best St. Ignatius of Loyola quotes to pray to the Lord and receive his blessings are listed below.

1. "My birth is imminent. Forgive me, brethren. Do not prevent me from coming to life.– As he faced the prospect of being devoured by wild beasts for his faith."

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

2. "Love is shown more in deeds than in words."

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

3. "Go forth and set the world on fire."

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

4. "Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God."

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

5. "Teach us to give and not to count the cost."

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

6. "If our church is not marked by caring for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, we are guilty of heresy."

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

7. "For it is not knowing much, but realizing and relishing things interiorly, that contents and satisfies the soul."

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

8. "True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor."

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

9. "I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian."

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

10. "May the perfect grace and eternal love of Christ our Lord be our never-failing protection and help."

-St Ignatius of Loyola.

11. "His special delight was in the military life, and he seemed led by a strong and empty desire of gaining for himself a great name."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

12. "The principal end both of my father and of myself in the conquest of India... has been the propagation of the holy Catholic faith."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

13. "I have no doubt concerning that Supreme Goodness, who is so eager to share His blessings, or of that everlasting love which makes Him more eager to bestow perfection on us than we are to receive it."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

14. "For those who love, nothing is too difficult, especially when it is done for the love of our Lord Jesus Christ."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

15. "May God our Lord never let me harm anyone when I cannot help him!"

-Ignatius of Loyola.

16. "Spiritual infirmities such as tepidity are caused, not only by chills but also by fevers, that is, by excessive zeal."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

17. "Whatever you are doing, that which makes you feel the most alive...that is where God is."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

18. "Pray as if God will take care of all; act as if all is up to you."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

19. "There is no better wood for feeding the fire of God's love than the wood of the Cross."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

20. "When taking the first steps on the road of virtue the old man must be mortified, but in such a way as not to slay the new man."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

21. "When the devil wants to attack anyone, he first of all looks to see on what side his defenses are weakest or in worst order; then he moves up his artillery to make a breach at that spot."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

22. "Since the object of our love is infinite, we can always love more and more perfectly."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

23. "He who carries God in his heart bears heaven with him wherever he goes."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

24. "If you promise anything for tomorrow, do it today rather than put it off."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

25. "SPIRITUAL EXERCISES whereby to conquer oneself, and order one's life, without being influenced in one's decision by any inordinate affection."

-St.Ignatius.

26. "Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord."

-St.Ignatius.

27. "It is proper to ask for sorrow with Christ in sorrow, anguish with Christ in anguish, tears and deep grief because of the great affliction Christ endures for me."

-St.Ignatius.

28. "The servant of God earns half a doctorate through illness."

-St.Ignatius.

29. "Receive, Lord, all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will."

-St.Ignatius.

30. "As for joy, as little as one can have of it in this life, experience shows that it is not the idle who possess it, but those who are zealous in the service of God."

-St.Ignatius.

31. "It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey."

-St.Ignatius.

32. "I do not know a greater happiness than to die for Jesus Christ, or for the salvation of my neighbor."

-St.Ignatius.

33. "Speak little, listen much."

-St.Ignatius.

34. "The man who sets about making others better is wasting his time, unless he begins with himself."

-Ignatius of Loyola.

35. "When you say anything in secret, speak as if you were speaking to the whole world."

-Ignatius Loyola.

St.Ignatius Loyola Quotes On God

Powerful quotes by Saint Ignatius to get relief from your pains .

St. Ignatius played an essential role in modernizing the thoughts of the Church. The following are nspirational Ignatius of Loyola quotes on God. Some thoughtful quotes to follow the Lord's path and receive God's love are listed below.

36. "Less knowledge, more virtue!"

-Saint Ignatius.

37. "If God makes you suffer greatly, it is a sign that he wants to make you a great saint."

-Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

38. "So you lay your affairs aside till next month or next year? Why, where do you get your confidence that you will live so long?"

-Saint Ignatius.

39. "Let your first rule of action be to trust in God as if success depended entirely on yourself and not on him."

-Saint Ignatius.

40. "The acknowledgment of and gratitude for favors and gifts received is loved and esteemed in Heaven and on earth."

-Saint Ignatius.

41. "Truth always ends by victory; it is not unassailable, but invincible."

-Saint Ignatius.

42. "A person with imprecise ideas can understand little and be of less help to others."

-Saint Ignatius.

43. "To conquer himself is the greatest victory that man can gain."

-Saint Ignatius.

44. "Sin is unwillingness to trust that what God wants for me is only my deepest happiness."

-Saint Ignatius.

45. "He who is not getting better is getting worse."

-Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

46. "What seems to me white, I will believe black if the hierarchical Church so defines."

-Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

47. "Remember that the good angels do what they can to preserve men from sin and obtain God's honor."

-Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

48. "He who is devout to the Virgin Mother will certainly never be lost."

-Ignatius Loyola.

49. "Do not put faith in constant happiness, and fear most when all smiles upon you."

-Ignatius Loyola.

50. "Idleness is hells fishhook for catching souls."

-St Ignatius Loyola.

51. "He learned by experience that one train of thought left him sad, the other joyful. This was his first reasoning on spiritual matters."

-Ignatius Loyola.

52. "To have prevented one single sin is reward enough for the labors and efforts of a whole lifetime."

-Ignatius Loyola.

53. "Considering that the blessed life we so long for consists in an intimate and true love of God Our Creator and Lord, which binds and obliges us all to a sincere love."

-Ignatius Loyola.

54. "All the honey that can be gathered from the flowers of this world has less sweetness than the vinegar and gall of Jesus Christ our Lord."

-Ignatius Loyola.

55. "Stand firm and immovable as an anvil when it is beaten upon."

-Ignatius Loyola.

56. "A religious ought to dread more being afraid of poverty than experiencing it."

-Ignatius Loyola.

57. "God gives each one of us sufficient grace ever to know His holy will, and to do it fully."

-Ignatius Loyola.

58. "Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need."

-Ignatius Loyola.

59. "The man to whom our Lord has been liberal ought not to be stingy."

-Ignatius Loyola.

60. "We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy as we ourselves have dispensed in this life."

-Ignatius Loyola.

61. "Finding God in All Things."

-Ignatius Loyola.

62. "Discouragement is not from God."

-Ignatius Loyola.

63. "We should always be prepared so as never to err to believe that what I see as white is black, if the hierarchic Church defines it thus."

-Ignatius Loyola.

64. "Let me look at the foulness and ugliness of my body."

-Ignatius Loyola.

65. "Let me see myself as an ulcerous sore running with every horrible and disgusting poison."

-Ignatius Loyola.

66. "Occupy yourself in beholding and bewailing your own imperfections rather than contemplating the imperfections of others."

-Ignatius Loyola.

67. "One must wage war against his predominant passion and not retreat until, with God's help, he has been victorious."

-Ignatius Loyola.

68. "Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost."

-Ignatius Loyola.

69. "Concerning the harsh treatment of the body for our Lord's sake, I would say, avoid anything that would cause the shedding even of a drop of blood."

-Ignatius Loyola.

70. "After you have made a decision that is pleasing to God, the Devil may try to make you have second thoughts."

-Ignatius Loyola.

71. "For if Satan's temptations merely cause you to increase your efforts to grow in holiness, he'll have an incentive to leave you alone."

-Ignatius Loyola.

Quotes From St.Ignatius Of Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola quotes to inspire you to be happy every day of the year.

Here are some of the Ignatius of Loyola quotes from the book 'Thoughts of St. Ignatius Loyola for Every Day of the Year' by author St. Ignatius Loyola.

72. "It is wrong to entrust difficult and dangerous affairs to the strength of young people."

-St.Ignatius.

73. "One rare and exceptional deed is worth far more than a thousand commonplace ones."

-St.Ignatius.

74. "Charity and kindness unwedded to truth are not charity and kindness, but deceit and vanity."

-St.Ignatius.

75. "Much more danger lurks in making light of little sins than of great ones."

-St.Ignatius.

76. "Nothing resists the truth for long: it may be assailed, but never overcome."

-St.Ignatius.

77. "Almost the whole life of religious bodies lies in the maintenance of their first fervor."

-St.Ignatius.

78. "The more detached and solitary a soul becomes, the better fitted it grows to seek and find its Creator."

-St.Ignatius.

79. "The closer we draw to God, the better disposed we are to receive the gifts of his divine bounty."

-St.Ignatius.

80. "Every Christian ought in love to prefer rather to turn to good another's doubtful opinion or proposal than to condemn it."

-St.Ignatius.

81. "As often as we manifest others' failings we show up our own."

-St.Ignatius.

82. "It is the part of God and of every good angel to infuse true spiritual joy into the soul."

-St.Ignatius.

83. "A religious ought to be more afraid of the fear of poverty than of poverty itself."

-St.Ignatius.

84. "To subdue the spirit is harder than to afflict the flesh."

-St.Ignatius.

85. "Negligence and lukewarmness always make labor a sad business for the slothful."

-St.Ignatius.

86. "A judge does ill to believe an accuser, unless on hearing the accused he finds him guilty."

-St.Ignatius.

87. "Undertake nothing without consulting God."

-St.Ignatius.

88. "As far as possible give no foothold to sloth, the source of all evils."

-St.Ignatius.

89. "The lover of voluntary poverty should be like a statue, enduring rags or fine linen and purple with unchanged countenance."

-St.Ignatius.

90. "The evils of the soul arise from excess, whether of lukewarmness or of fervor."

-St.Ignatius.

91. "Rare indeed are good workmen of the kind that seek not their own things, but the things of Jesus Christ."

-St.Ignatius.

92. "It often happens that others' works are impeded for our sake, when we ought to manifest our own to others."

-St.Ignatius.

93. "Meditation and converse with God constrains the power of free nature and checks its impulses."

-St.Ignatius.

94. "If you want to make progress in love, speak about love; for holy conversation, like a breeze, fans the flame of charity."

-St.Ignatius.

95. "Nothing is hard to a man whose will is set on it, especially if it be a thing to be done out of love."

-St.Ignatius.

96. "If you find you have fallen, do not despair; even falls are an aid to well-being."

-St.Ignatius.

97. "Never contradict anybody, with cause or without; but always accept what others approve."

-St.Ignatius.

98. "A little holiness and great health of body does more in the care of souls than great holiness and little health."

-St.Ignatius.

99. "If a man publicly reviles princes or magistrates, he rather gives rise to harm and scandal than offers a remedy."

-St.Ignatius.

100. "Desire to be openly known to everyone, both inwardly and outwardly."

-St.Ignatius.

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