Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Monday, February 7, 2011

Saintly Love Quotes & Valentines for Jesus

"Love Him totally who gave himself totally for your love." ~St. Clare of Assisi~

I wanted to post some of my favorite quotes about love, from the saints, as we near St. Valentine's Day. These heroes of our faith always inspire me. This also serves as my "record keeping" to have them all compiled in one place!  I picked out a few of my favorite scriptures about love and posted them here.  
I am also posting a few more pictures of our St. Valentine decorating for the Domestic Church!  We just used heart shaped doilies from the Dollar Tree and taped google images of St. Valentine (center), The Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary.  These made nice Valentines for Jesus and a festive St. Valentine collage for our entry way.
"All my desires turned to seek all my pleasure and all my comfort in the most Blessed Sacrament of the altar.  He asked for my heart...and placed it in his adorable one, in which he showed it to me as a tiny speck consumed in this burning furnace.  Then, taking it out as a burning flame shaped like a heart, he replaced it in the place from which he had taken it." ~St. Margaret Mary Alacoque~

"We are born to love, we live to love, and we will die to love still more."~St. Joseph Cafasso~

"Give me a heart as big as the universe."~St. Frances Cabrini~

"Don't be afraid to call Our Lord by his name, Jesus, and to tell him that you love him."~St. Josemaria Escriva~

"You shall not hate any man; but some you shall admonish, and pray for others, and still others you shall love more than your own life." ~Teachings of the Twelve Apostles~

"I [God] can love you more than you can love yourself and I watch over you a thousand times more carefully than you can watch over yourself."~St. Catherine of Sienna~

"Love, and He will draw near; love, and He will dwell within you." ~St. Augustine~

"Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls." ~Mother Teresa~
More from Mother Teresa:
"It is impossible to love two people totally.  But you can love all persons in a total way if you love Jesus in them."

"Being unwanted is the worst plight that can befall a person.  The only cure is hands that are willing and ready to serve, and hearts that never stop loving."

"Love each other as Jesus loved us.  He has given nothing less than his life for us.  Therefore, we must give what is most precious in us."

"Love each other...If we are not able to accept this commandment, the entire Church of Christ will fall in on itself."

"The more one is close to God, the more one loves one's neighbor."

"When we love each other--bringing into our homes the peace, the joy and the presence of the Lord--we can conquer every evil in the world."

"Love is a ripe fruit in all seasons, and it is within everyone's reach."

"Love cannot stay buried in the heart.  No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a bushel basket; instead we put it on a lamp stand so that it can illuminate the whole house."

"If we truly want to love, we must give until it hurts."

"We must fear God out of love, not love Him out of fear."~St. Francis de Sales~

"The proof of love is in the works.  Where love exists, it works great things.  But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.~Pope St. Gregory the Great~

"To be taken with love for a soul, God does not look on its greatness, but the greatness of its humility."~St. John of the Cross~

"The more lofty the degree of loving union to which God destines the soul, so much more profound and persistent must be its purification."~St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross~

Don't forget to see the Catholic Icing St. Valentine Link-Up for more great ideas!



  1. Oh I want to write down every one of those quotes and carry them with me. And I love your valentines for Jesus !

  2. Wow! What a wonderful selection of quotes. You must have a journal to write these all down on.


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