Saint Ignatius Quotes

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Saint Ignatius Quotes

The more completely we focus our attention on our Creator and Lord, the less chance there is of our being distracted by creatures.
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In the light of the Divine Goodness, it seems to me, though others may think differently, that ingratitude is the most abominable of sins and that it should be detested in the sight of our Creator and Lord by all of His creatures who are capable of enjoying His divine and everlasting glory.

— Saint Ignatius

It is a great delusion in those whose understanding has been darkened by self-love, to think that there is any obedience in the subject who tries to draw the superior to what he wishes.

— Saint Ignatius

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.

— Saint Ignatius

The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness.

— Saint Ignatius

It is one thing to be eloquent and charming in profane speech, and another when the one speaking as a religious.

— Saint Ignatius

It is not the soul alone that should be healthy; if the mind is healthy in a healthy body, all will be healthy and much better prepared to give God greater service.

— Saint Ignatius

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

— Saint Ignatius

It is certain that, because the negligent do not struggle against self, they never achieve peace of soul or do so tardily, and never possess any virtue in its fullness, while the energetic and industrious make notable advances on both fronts.

— Saint Ignatius

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

— Saint Ignatius

We esteem, honor, and love the apostles more than the other saints, because they served God more faithfully and because they loved Him more perfectly.

— Saint Ignatius

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.

— Saint Ignatius

We should not have a petty regard for God's gifts, though we may and should despise our own imperfections.

— Saint Ignatius

If I cannot add to my own low level of understanding, I could ill afford to try to raise that of others, seeing that it belongs to our Creator and Lord to give much or little.

— Saint Ignatius

We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides.

— Saint Ignatius

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

— Saint Ignatius

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