Quotes from the Saints on Mercy

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If a man finds it very hard to forgive injuries, let him look at a Crucifix, and think that Christ shed all His Blood for him, and not only forgave His enemies, but even prayed His Heavenly Father to forgive them also. Let him remember that when he says the ‘Our Father’, every day, instead of asking pardon for his sins, he is calling down vengeance on himself – Saint Philip Neri

He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God. As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart – St. Faustina

To the extent that you pray with all your soul for the person who slanders you, God will make the truth known to those who have been scandalized by the slander – St. Maximos the Confessor

Let no one mourn that he has fallen again and again; for forgiveness has risen from the grave – St. John Chrysostom

Do not try to excuse your faults; try to correct them – St. Don Bosco

Men may deprive me of property and honour; sickness may take away my strength and other means of serving You; I may even lose Your grace by sin; but never, never will I lose my hope in You. I will cherish it unto that dreadful moment when all hell will be unchained to snatch my soul away. “No one has hoped in the Lord and has been confounded – St. Claude de la Colombiere

You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy; the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud – St. Vincent de Paul

Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament – St. Padre Pio

Pray with great confidence, with confidence based upon the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray – St. Louis de Montfort

Whether, therefore, we receive what we ask for, or do not receive it, let us still continue steadfast in prayer. For to fail in obtaining the desires of our heart, when God so wills it, is not worse than to receive it; for we know not as He does, what is profitable to us – St. John Chrysostom