Saint Ignatius Quotes & Sayings

51 most famous Saint Ignatius quotes and sayings (saint). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, abnegation of your own will - that is, the good will to serve Him and our neighbor in Him. His providence allows us other devotions only insofar as He sees that they are useful to us.”
Saint Ignatius Quotes
“For those who love, nothing is too difficult, especially when it is done for the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Saint Ignatius Quotes
“Teach us to give and not to count the cost.”
“Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meaning, leanings, and wishes of those who do speak. Thus you will better know when to speak and when to be silent.”
“Experience proves that in this life peace and satisfaction are had, not by the listless but by those who are fervent in God's service. And rightly so. For in their effort to overcome themselves and to rid themselves of self-love, they rid themselves of the roots of all passion and unrest.”
“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.”
“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.”
Saint Ignatius Quotes
“I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian.”
“Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet, always ready for whatever our Lord may wish to work in you. It is certainly a higher virtue of the soul, and a greater grace, to be able to enjoy the Lord in different times and different places than in only one.”
Saint Ignatius Quotes
“Occupy yourself in beholding and bewailing your own imperfections rather than contemplating the imperfections of others.”

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