Sometimes in life, you come across words that profoundly influence your thoughts and actions. St. Bernadette quotes have done that for me. Today, I find immense pleasure in sharing my favorite inspirational and impactful quotes from this saintly figure. These quotes have given me clarity in difficult times and brought me peace amidst chaos. They have also encouraged me to be more compassionate and loving, uplifting my spirits, and challenging me to be the best person I can be. It is my hope that these St. Bernadette quotes bring the same enlightenment and inspiration to you.
St. Bernadette Quotes (2023)
There's something alluring about the wisdom St. Bernadette imparted through her words. Dive into these beautiful St. Bernadette quotes that are full of wisdom, inspiration, faith, and love - messages from a saint, which have the power to positively transform your life.
"I shall spend every moment loving."
"God is everywhere for the soul that searches."
"I lived on prayer; it’s the only thing that comforted me."
"The Blessed Virgin used me like a broom, and then put me back in my place."
"The Lady taught me to recognize the hour of God."
"I'm happier in the silence and obscurity."
"Speak less, less, less! It is so sweet to let oneself be carried away by the will of God!"
"I'm only a broom which Our Lady used to remove the mud; when they want to make use of it, they take it; when they don't, they put it back in its corner."
"With the Holy Eucharist, there ought to be the warmth of home."
"My crown in Heaven should shine brightly. I feel it and I don't fear to say it."
"The Blessed Virgin never looks so beautiful as when making reparation to Jesus for the wrongs of men."
"Bear insult without complaining."
"He who contemplates the depth of his wounds, contemplates the depth of Love."
"I must die to myself continually and accept trials without complaining."
"One must, in charity, risk one's life to save a soul."
"To doubt is the greatest insult to divinity."
"I am like a broom behind a door, until it pleases God to come and take it."
"O my God, may I never forget, no, never, how I have made you suffer."
"God spoke loudly to his servant under the whip’s stinging blows."
"What matters it that the world be before us when God is behind us?"
"If I wish to appear I will. If I wish to write, I will. If I wish to speak, I will."
"Hold on to love, it will lead you to God."
"Everyone sees me as I appear, God alone sees me as I am."
"Even if I suffer, it's good for me. I even need it."
"She smiled at me – a smile for eternity!"
"I preferred humiliation to being honored."
"It was like being swept up in a whirlwind of light and joy; I don't know how to express it. God knows!"
"I am not good for anything except to be with the Blessed Sacrament."
"My crown in heaven should sparkle brilliantly."
"The Blessed Virgin showed herself to me just as she is in Heaven."
"My vocation, that’s to be! To be at the same time a religious and a sinner. I’ve only to desire and carry off the prize."
"It is not enough to be taken out of the mud, you need to be clean."
"We should suffer tranquilly all the things that we cannot prevent."
"In times of despair, remember the sacrifices of the saints."
"Faith insists on submission."
"Charity can do everything."
"God has made sufferings the measure of His love for men."
"All trials come from God, and He will not allow anything to happen which, in the long run, will not be a cause of happiness for us."
"If I were to meet a poor leper, all full of sores, I would kiss him."
"Cast yourself into the arms of God and be very sure that if He wants anything of you, He will fit you for the work and give you strength."
"I do not miss the world. With what can it repay me for the happiness given by God?"
"Lovely Lady, be your eyes forever upon me."
"Love overcomes, love delights, those who love the Sacred Heart rejoice."
"Prayer is the very breath of the soul, its life, light, and joy."
"A soul’s true greatness is in loving God and in humbling oneself in His presence."
"The most powerful weapon to conquer evil is humility. For as satan does not know how to employ it, he does not know how to defend himself from it."
"Whoever has Our Lady as a mother cannot feel destitute."
"God does not look at how we pray but in what spirit we pray."
"God will never allow you to fall into a trial that is too great for you."
"The best remedy for dryness is not to think about it, but to remain simply in His holy presence, contenting yourself with doing little things for His glory."
"God is a friend to loving souls."
"If you wish your heart to find rest in this world and the next, say each morning: 'O my God, whatever may happen to me today, I accept it all for love of You.'"
"The works of God are not accomplished when we wish but when He wishes."
"In the end, nothing else matters but love."
"Do not let crosses stop us on our way, for by them we reach heaven."
"God counts only by graces and by love."
"May the charity of Jesus Christ always adorn your words."
"I thank God for all the trials He sends me."
"Speak, act and think only of God."
"First, be at peace; then you will be able to enlighten others."
"Peace is the tranquility the soul receives when it is entirely subject to God."
"In God alone will you find eternal rest."
"I will spend my heaven doing good on earth."
"God is a spring of living water that flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray."
"Let us keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible."
"Be assured that the time you will spend with devotion before this divine Sacrament will be the best spent time of your life."
"God is always here, even in our troubles, God is there."
"God often allows us to go through various struggles so that we learn to be patient."
"Love is nourished only with sacrifices, especially the sacrifice of self."
"I aspire to nothing, desire nothing, except so love God as to become a martyr of His love."
"God has charged us with rebellion if we limit Him by our own conceptions."
"Offer to God the sacrifice of being nothing to you."
"Patience can attain all things."
"My soul is locked in the tabernacle - there lies my love."
"Heaven for me is hidden in a little Host Where Jesus, my Spouse, is veiled for love."
"I have a mission. I am a lamp which God is going to light."
"My mission is to make God loved… It will begin after my death."
"God will answer you in the peace of your soul."
"God would not make me wish for something impossible and so, in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint."
"God knows what is best for me. He will choose for me. I don't want to decide for myself."
"The more one advances, the more one sees the end of the journey is still far off. And now, I am simply resigned to see myself always imperfect and in this I find my joy."
"What pleases God is to see me love my littleness and poverty, the blind hope that I have in His mercy."
"I have one other desire - that of never making a drama out of anything."
"In the heart of the church, I will be love."
"My only love is God, and all I have is his."
"God rejoices more in what He can forgive a repentant believer, than over one who does not need to repent."
"Loving God is the joy of my heart, the folly of my soul."
"It was not my strength that inspired the confidence of souls, but rather, it was because I was weak that the Divine Master wished to give me this office."
"God orders everything for our good; in whatever happens to us, we find a sure benefit for our souls."
"Strive to preserve your heart in peace: let no event of this world disturb it."
"How sweet is the way of Love! True, one can fall or commit infidelities, but, knowing how to draw profit from everything, love quickly consumes everything that can be displeasing to Jesus."
"I am not afraid of a fight; I have to do my duty, come what may."
"When I see myself just as I am, I am heartbroken; and when, in spite of this, I see that God still loves me, it’s a death blow to my pride!"
"God in His mercy has willed that we should communicate with Him."
"The God of Love is a hidden furnace in the heart."
"If grace is necessary for us who do not wander from the fold, how much more necessary must it be for those who have turned away from God."
"Watch your step when you think to have reached the top of the ladder, for no one remembers your past merits when a moment of weakness ensues."
"The closer we come to God, the stronger we become in resisting the devil."
"As long as Jesus does not reign over the hearts of men, the world shall not have peace."
These quotes from St. Bernadette may seem simple, but their profound meaning can guide us through life's hurdles. As you reflect on them, I hope you find the same peace, courage, and wisdom that they have bestowed upon me.