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92 St. Ignatius Quotes From The Spanish Priest Of Loyola

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

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 he underwent several surgeries. 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 the Lord.

Inspiring St.Ignatius Of Loyola Quotes

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

"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."

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

"Go forth and set the world on fire."

"Lord, teach me to be generous;
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil, and not to seek for rest;
To labor, and not to ask for reward -
except to know that I am doing your will.”

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

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

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

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

"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."

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

"Less knowledge, more virtue!"

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

"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."

"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."

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

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

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

"Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life and, thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end."

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

"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."

"Take, Lord, receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my whole will, all that I have and all that I possess. You gave it all to me, Lord; I give it all back to you. Do with it as you will, according to your good pleasure. Give me your love and your grace; for with this I have all that I need."

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

St.Ignatius Loyola Quotes On God

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

"If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He has great designs for you, and that He certainly intends to make you a saint."

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

"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."

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

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

"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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Let your first rule of action be to trust in God as if success depended entirely on yourself and not on him: but use all your efforts as if God alone did everything, and yourself nothing.”

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

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

"Remember that the good angels do what they can to preserve men from sin and obtain God's honor. But they do not lose courage when men fail."

"Idleness is hells fishhook for catching souls."

"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."

"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."

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

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

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

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

"For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who disbelieve, no amount of proof is sufficient."

"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."

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

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

"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."

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

Quotes From St.Ignatius Of Loyola

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Undertake nothing without consulting God."

"Listening is easier than speech."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"To one who possesses God nothing troublesome can happen."

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

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

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

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

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