What the saints say about love, and a new thing we're doing

God, being rich in faithful love, through the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our sins, brought us to life with Christ...
Ephesians 2:4-5

On this day of love, we want to remember One who is Love itself. Here's a collection of quotes from the saints on what love is, to help us strive for greatness in love, so that we can be more like Jesus.

And, we have something new and exciting to share with you! Our design team at St. Mary's will be creating wallpapers for your mobile devices and computer backgrounds! Yes! Look for a new design every two weeks from Katie and Lauren.

Bring a little faith to your screens and lift up your heart to the Lord - enjoy! (If you're on your computer, simply right click and save)

phone wallpaper

desktop wallpaper

Now, here are those saint quotes! Happy Valentine's Day!

Charity is the sweet and holy bond which links the soul with its Creator: it binds God with man and man with God.

--Saint Catherine of Siena

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working, and just so, you learn to love by loving.

--St. Francis de Sales

"We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love"

--St. Teresa of Calcutta

"We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become

--St. Clare of Assisi

love is the beauty of the soul.”

--St Augustine

“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”

--St Augustine

The things that we love tell us what we are.

--Saint Thomas Aquinas

You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.

--St. Therese of Lisieux

"The person who does not decide to love forever will find it very difficult to really love for even one day."

--St. John Paul II

Pure love ... knows that only one thing is needed to please God: to do even the smallest things out of great love - love, and always love. (140)

--St. Faustina

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.

--Saint Thomas Aquinas


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