ST CLARE QUOTES

“Love overwhelms the whole person, makes the saints disregard reason and all worldly things and constrains them to give up their lives for Christ.”

“What we love, we shall grow to resemble.”

“Gaze upon Christ, contemplate Christ, imitate Christ, and keep his ways firmly implanted in the depths of your hearts.”

“Totally love Him who gave Himself totally for your love.”

“We become what we love, and who we love shapes what we become.”

“What you hold, may you always hold. What you do, may you always do and never abandon. But with swift pace, light step, unswerving feet, so that even your steps stir up no dust, may you go forward securely, joyfully, and swiftly.”

“If God’s love were lacking, nothing would be of any value.”

“Love is the motive, but justice is the norm.”

“Love is to love without expecting anything in return.”

“Just as clay when mixed with a fragrance exudes a new fragrance, so too the soul that clings to God becomes sweet-smelling.”

“We become what we love, and who we love shapes what we become.”

“We merit, therefore, not by our worthiness but by God’s goodness.”

“The more we are united to him, the more his goodness is poured into us and so much the more ought we to reflect it to others.”

“What you hold, may you always hold.”

“Love that cannot love without gaining is no love at all.”

“We should willingly bear all things for the love of him who has so wonderfully loved us.”

“You are confronted with something urgent. God is appealing to you through your neighbor.”

“If we want to be sure of walking along the right path, we must keep to Jesus, who climbs the hill with us.”

“We are consumed with love for that which consumes us.”

“Let your life speak for you.”

“If you lift up your soul to God, He will uphold you.”

“Charity should only be performed with joy.”

“We glory in the cross of Christ, because it is the sign of our salvation and the symbol of God’s love.”

“Gaze upon him, consider him, contemplate him, as you desire to imitate him.”

“Sow virtues and you will reap eternal life.”

“Let us strive to cool anger with gentle actions, and combat bitterness with kind words.”

“O Most High and glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity.”

“If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work.”

“God is the hidden, silent, solitary one and therefore, unless we speak to him exclusively, we shall never hear him.”

“Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance and through contemplation, transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead itself.”