The 80 best phrases of Saint Francis of Assisi

We review the famous quotes and reflections of this Italian religious and thinker.

St. Francis of Assisi (born 1181 in Assisi, Italy, and died on October 3, 1226) was the son of a rich merchant who went on to live in the strictest poverty and devote himself to reading the gospels.
This ecclesiastical tried in Egypt the conversion of Muslims to Christianity in an unsuccessful way, he always lived austerely and was the first recorded case of visible stigmatization on his body.
The 80 best phrases of Saint Francis of Assisi
The 80 best phrases of Saint Francis of Assisi

He was a great man who lived until the last of his days for his faith and for his duty to the Christian people, that is why he was canonized in 1228.

Famous phrases of Saint Francis of Assisi

Due to the notoriety that it had at the time and the one that it still retains today, we have thought it convenient to make a selection of the 80 best phrases of San Francisco de Asís that you can then discover and get closer to this great historical figure.

1. All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.

As long as there is hope, everything will still be possible.

2. Where there is charity and wisdom, there is no fear or ignorance.

With the power of knowledge many of our fears cease to matter.

3. It is in the giving that we receive.

When we show our charity towards others, life will return that positive energy to us.

4. Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends.

Saint Francis of Assisi reveals in this sentence his vegetarianism.

5. Blessed is he who has no more joy and joy than the words and works of the Lord.

Our faith can be a very powerful tool if we know how to use it correctly.

6. When spiritual joy fills hearts, the snake sheds its deadly poison in vain.

We must not let ourselves be influenced by the negative aspects of life.

7. Remember that when you leave this world, you cannot take anything you have received; Only what you have given.

Experiences are the only thing we will take away from this world when we die.

8. While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.

We must act in accordance with our moral convictions.

9. It is forgiving that we are forgiven.

Life will return the energy that we transmit to others.

10. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.

God can do his work through anyone he wants.

11. Where stillness and meditation reign, there is no place for worries or for dissipation.

Knowing how to calm our mind is a virtue that not everyone has.

12. The defeated temptation is, in a way, the ring with which the Lord marries the heart of his servant.

Not falling into temptations is the gift that God wants, in order to have access to his person.

13. With how much more love can one of us love and nurture his brother in the spirit.

We must love others and emit that love in all the things we do in our lives.

14. Entertaining yourself in looking for defects to your neighbor is proof enough not to deal only with your own.

We all have flaws, no person is perfect. We are only human beings.

15. It is a faithful and prudent servant who, for every fault he commits, hastens to atone for them: internally, for contrition and externally for confession and satisfaction of work.

We must repent of the sins we can commit, for that is the path of righteousness.

16. May the peace they announce with their words be first in their hearts.

In order to communicate the love we feel for others correctly, we must first feel it within ourselves.

17. All the good that we do must be done for the love of God, and the evil that we avoid must be avoided for the love of God.

Thanks to our faith in God we can lead a quiet and orderly life.

18. We must do nothing else but be solicitous in following God's will and pleasing him in all things.

We must lead a life following the teachings of Jesus, in order to be closer to God.

19. Let's start serving, let's do our best. What we have done so far is little and nothing.

We will always be in time to improve our life by being faithful to our faith in God.

20. If there are men who exclude any of God's creatures from the protection of compassion and mercy, there will be men who will treat their brothers in the same way.

People show our character as we relate to all living beings, not just people.

21. Without prayer, no one can progress in divine service.

Prayer can be the bridge that helps us communicate with God.

22. God created all creatures with love and kindness, great, small, human or animal form all are children of the Father and was so perfect in his creation that he gave each his own environment and his animals a home full of streams , beautiful trees and meadows like paradise itself.

Contemplating creation can be a wonderful thing, we must give thanks for everything we have within our reach.

23. Jesus Christ called the one who delivered him a friend and offered himself spontaneously to those who crucified him.

Jesus was never afraid of death, for he knew it was only the way back home.

24. It is dying as we find the life that exists beyond.

Death is just one more step that we all must take in life, perhaps the beginning of something new.

25. If you, servant of God, are worried, you should immediately turn to prayer and prostrate yourself before the Lord until joy returns to you.

We must communicate with God so that he knows about our problems or concerns, contact him!

26. For a small reward, something that is invaluable is lost and the giver is easily provoked to give no more.

We must not be greedy, because the hand that feeds us does not bite.

27. All brothers must preach through their works.

The best way to show the way to the Lord is to do good works.

28. If the Lord can do his work through me, He can work through everything.

God can use all living beings to do their will, for he is omnipresent.

29. A single ray of sunshine is enough to scare away many shadows.

With the power of hope everything will be possible in our lives.

30. Above all the grace and gifts that Christ gives to his loved ones, is that of overcoming oneself.

Reaching our goals and exceeding them, is what we should do in our lives.

31. Keep a clear eye towards the end of life. Do not forget your purpose and destiny as a creature of God. What is in front of him is who you are and nothing else.

We must show decision in the acts we perform, for God guides us on our way in life.

32. Poverty is the divine virtue by which everything that is earthly and transitory is trampled on, and by which all obstacles are removed from the soul in order to freely enter into union with the Lord God eternal.

Material goods are worthless, the experiences we live and the feelings we feel are much more invaluable treasures.

33. Poverty accompanied Christ on the cross, was buried with Christ in the grave, and with Christ he rose and ascended to heaven.

Being poor is no dishonor, the real dishonor is being a bad person.

34. My Lord, thank you, for the sister moon and the stars; in heaven you have made them, beautiful and beautiful.

All aspects of creation are wonderful, the universe is a fantastic place where everything is possible.

35. Praise you, my Lord, for sister water; She is very helpful and humble and beautiful and chaste.

Water is an essential good that all living beings need, because it is a source of life.

36. Thank you, my Lord, for our sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and produces various fruits with colorful flowers and herbs.

The ground we step on is where every form of life is found and for that we must also give thanks.

37. The triumph of the devil is greater when he can deprive us of the joy of the Spirit.

If we do not live with joy, we die in life, joy must be the engine that spins our life.

38. Be patient with all things, but above all with yourself.

We must not be disillusioned for not leading the life we ​​want, we will achieve the objectives we set at the right time.

39. When sadness takes root, evil grows. If it does not dissolve by tears, permanent damage is done.

We must not let sadness flood our hearts, hope is our greatest weapon and with it life will be wonderful.

40. We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, because by your holy cross you redeemed the world.

A quote from St. Francis of Assisi dedicated to Jesus our Lord showing his love for him.

41. To remain a friend of Caesar, Pilate handed him over to his enemies. A dreadful crime.

Jesus was betrayed by finding death and also the path to eternal life.

42. For whom, then, will I live, if not for you, my Lord? In case you want to please men, it could not be your server.

Consecrating our life to God is something we can do just as St. Francis of Assisi did.

43. Dying in you Lord is how we are born to eternal life.

Religion will accompany us until the moment of our mind, because our faith will open the doors of paradise to us.

44. Pilate condemned innocence to death, and offend God in order not to upset men.

We owe our loyalty to God, not to men, according to the phrases of St. Francis of Assisi.

45. Jesus, the most innocent, who neither did nor could commit a sin, was condemned to death, and on the other hand, to the most ignominious death of the cross.

The death that Jesus had to face was an appalling and appalling.

46. ​​God, illuminate the darkness of my heart and give me a right faith, a sure hope, a perfect charity, meaning and knowledge, so that I may carry out your holy commandment.

A precious date that encourages us to consecrate our daily efforts to God our Lord.

47. If they think they are abandoned in their sadness, melancholy ... sadness will consume them progressively and be consumed in empty detours.

We must banish the sadness of our hearts and embrace a life of hope.

48. The devil carries the fine dust with him in small boxes and disperses them through the cracks in our consciousness in order to attenuate the pure impulses of the soul and its brightness.

The temptations are many and varied, we must be strong not to fall into them.

49. Praise you, my Lord, for those who forgive for your love; through those who endure disease and tribulation. Happy are those who suffer in peace, because they will be crowned.

We can all receive God in our hearts, it is only up to us to accept him.

50. Praise you, my Lord, for the brother fire, by which you light the night. He is beautiful and cheerful, and powerful and strong.

Fire is the tool with which we cook our food or see through darkness, without a doubt a great gift that God has served us.

51. Thank you my Lord, for the brother wind and air, and the clouds and the storms, and all the time, through which you support the creatures.

Without the air we breathe we would never be able to live, we must give thanks for all that life gives us.

52. Poverty even in this life gives souls the ability to fly to heaven, and only she keeps the armor of true humility and charity.

Poverty does not represent the person we really are, it is only a temporary state through which we can pass.

53. Poverty is also the virtue that makes the soul, while on earth, converse with the angels in heaven.

The dignity of people is not measured by their wealth, but by the value of their feelings.

54. Remember that when you leave this earth, you cannot take anything you have received ... but only what you have given; A heart full and enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.

The only thing we will never lose are those qualities that make us great, the material will not accompany us to heaven.

55. Sanctify yourself and sanctify society.

We must give our best version in the life we ​​live, do good above all things.

56. True progress is quietly, persistently and without prior notice.

When we reach our goals we should not boast about it, humility must be our mantra of life.

57. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. That where there is hate, sow love, where there is pain, forgiveness; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, happiness.

Saint Francis of Assisi consecrated himself with this phrase to God, so that he could transmit strength and fortitude.

58. Terrible is death! But, how appealing is also the life of the other world, to which God calls us!

We should not fear death, this is only one more process that will open the doors to a better life.

59. Man should tremble, the world should vibrate, the whole sky should be deeply moved when the son of God appears on the altar in the hands of the priest.

In the Christian religion there is a belief that God exercises his will through the priesthood.

60. Man, having nothing of his own, belongs to God.

Ultimately everything we are we owe it to God, Saint Francis of Assisi believed that.

61. Let us love God and worship him with a simple heart.

Saint Francis of Assisi encourages us with this appointment to be faithful on our way to salvation.

62. Love your enemies and do good to those who hate you.

We must do good to all people and living beings, because in this way life will return the same energy that we emanate.

63. Every creature in disgrace has the same right to be protected.

All living beings deserve to receive the same amount of respect, love and affection. We must preserve the dignity of all animals.

64. Just like some animals feed on others to survive, God told man that he could take the animals he needed only until he found a better solution, not for capricious dresses or making them his slaves or entertainment.

Saint Francis of Assisi was a fervent defender of animal rights and thought that these should not be used lightly or negotiated with his death.

65. Evil and false spirits, do in me everything you want. I know well that you cannot do more than the hand of the Lord permits. For my part, I am willing to suffer with pleasure everything he leaves.

San Francisco was a man who did not hesitate to suffer if the situation required it, he had faith in the mission that God had assigned him.

66. She really loves her enemy, who does not suffer from the injury done to her, but because of the love of God, is required by the sin that is in her soul.

We must realize our life wasting love towards others, with this we will be able to be a happier person.

67. He who works with his hands is a worker.

Those who do manual labor deserve to be respected as well as intellectuals.

68. It is happy who retains nothing for himself.

We must know how to give in order to receive.

69. The devil is glad, above all, when he manages to snatch the joy from the heart of God's servant.

The devil must never take away the joy of our heart, because without it we cannot carry out the mission that God entrusts to each of us.

70. Prayer is a true rest.

With prayer we can find inner peace and spiritual fulfillment.

71. We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has collapsed and to take home those who have lost their way.

We all have a mission to fulfill in life, finding what it is depends on us.

72. The true teaching we transmit is what we live; and we are good preachers when we put into practice what we say.

Preaching by example is the best way for others to share our message.

73. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.

When we combine knowledge to our work we take it to the next level of skill.

74. There is no use walking anywhere to evangelize unless our path is our gospel

Our example will lead many people to the right path.

75. I need few things and the few I need, I need them little.

People need few things to be really happy.

76. What you do may be the only sermon that some people hear today.

People see how we act and what we do with our lives, we can be a source of inspiration in them.

77. Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.

We may need words to make ourselves heard, but our actions will go much further.

78. It is giving as it is received, it is forgetting oneself as one finds.

We must not be selfish, life is much more than giving or receiving, it consists in finding why to live.

79. Let us strive to achieve the serenity of accepting the inevitable things, the courage to change the things we can and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.

Wisdom is one of the hardest things to find in life, because it takes a life of learning to achieve it.

80. Start by doing what is necessary; Then do your best and suddenly you will be doing the impossible.

With faith we can perform acts that many will believe impossible, but it is the strength of our faith that will allow us to make them happen.

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