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20 Powerful Saint Quotes for Catholics Dealing With Mental Illness

November 4, 2017



1. "Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything." -St Teresa of Avila


2. “Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude." -St Terese of Lisieux 


3. "Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me." -St Clare of Assisi 


4. "The Cross will not crush you; if its weight makes you stagger, its power will also sustain you." -St Padre Pio


5. "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." -St Mother Teresa


6. "Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love." -St Pope John Paul II


7. "Trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be." -St Teresa of Avila


8. "If God causes you to suffer much, it is a sign that He certainly intends to make you a saint." -St Ignatius of Loyola 


9. "Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily. To lean upon Thy great strength, trustfully, restfully. To wait for the unfolding of Thy will, patiently, serenely. To meet others, peacefully, joyously. To face tomorrow, confidently, courageously." -St Francis of Assisi


10. "We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures, we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of His Son Jesus." -St Pope John Paul II


11. "Why must we suffer? Because here below pure Love cannot exist without suffering. O Jesus, Jesus, I no longer feel my cross when I think of yours." -St Bernadette 


12. "I am not afraid... I was born to do this." -St Joan of Arc


13. "Oh, if only the suffering soul knew how it is loved by God, it would die of joy and excess of happiness! Some day, we will know the value of suffering, but then we will no longer be able to suffer. The present moment is ours." -St Faustina


14. "Cling to God, and leave all the rest to Him: He will not let you perish. Your soul is very dear to Him, He wishes to save it." -St Margaret Mary Alacoque 


15. "Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: 'The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me and I in Him.'" -St Francis de Sales


16. "What is it you want to change? Your hair, your face, your body? Why? For God is in love with all those things and he might weep when they are gone." -St Catherine of Sienna


17. "Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of Grace. The gift of Grace increases as the struggle increases." -St Rose of Lima


18. "When we accept what happens to us and make the best of it, we are praising God." -St Teresa of Avila


19. "Live in faith and hope, though it be in darkness, for in this darkness God protects the soul. Cast your care upon God for you are His and He will not forget you. Do not think that He is leaving you alone, for that would be to wrong Him." -St John of the Cross


20. "My Jesus, if you uphold me, I shall not fall." -St Philip Neri



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