Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saintly Quotes - On Reading Good Spiritual Books

The following are quotes from saints which Father Ronald Tangen shared in the preface of Victories of the Martyrs by St. Alphonsus Liguori.

"Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book." - St. John Bosco

"When we pray we speak to God; but when we read, God speaks to us." - St. Jerome

"Without good books and spiritual reading, it will be morally impossible to save our souls." - St. Alphonsus Liguori

"Reading the lives of the Saints is a great means to preserve piety." - St. Philip Neri

6 comments:

Thomas Currey said...

Thanks for your post - I was looking for a couple for my website. Nice work!!!

Esther G. said...

You're welcome!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for these beautiful quotes! I have been searching and searching for these sentiments from the saints to back our position on the necessity of a library at our Academy! God bless you for your work!

Esther Gefroh said...

Oh, you are welcome! St. Francis de Sales and Thomas a Kempis also have inspirational words regarding spiritual reading.

Anonymous said...

I was so glad to find that there are good Catholic quotes about reading to put on bookmarks! :D

Esther Gefroh said...

And I'm sure there are more.