On May 15, 2022, Pope Francis introduced ten new Saints to the Catholic Church. Each of these holy men and women are powerful examples of lives dedicated to God through service, faith, and love. At the canonization Mass, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that all are called to become saints.
Let’s begin our journey to sainthood by reflecting on the wisdom of those who have gone before us. Take a minute to read and pray through these quotes from the Catholic Church’s newest Saints!
10 Quotes From The Catholic Church’s 10 Newest Saints
St. César de Bus
Feast Day April 15 | Patron of Catechists
“Everything in us must catechize and our conduct in life must make us living catechisms.”— St. César de Bus
St. Charles de Foucauld
Feast Day December 1| Patron of Orphans and Evangelists
” Above all, always see Jesus in every person, and consequently treat each one not only as an equal and as a brother or sister, but also with great humility, respect and selfless generosity.”— St. Charles de Foucauld
St. Devasahayam Pillai
Feast Day January 14 | Patron of Indians, Converts
“No one forced me to come; I came by my own free will. I know my heart: He is my God. I have decided to follow Him and will do so my whole life.”— St. Devasahayam Pillai
St. Giustino Maria Russolillo (Fr. Justin Maria Russolillo)
Feast Day August 15 | Patron of Vocasionist Fathers and Sisters
O my God and my all!— St. Justin Maria Russolillo
Grant that I may dedicate my life to knowing, loving and serving Your Divine Persons in every creature, and Your Will in every event which takes place independently from my will.
Grant that I may be an act of love, a gift of love, a service of love,
a conversation of love, a communion of love, O my God and my all!
St. Luigi Maria Palazzolo
Feast Day June 15 | Patron of Orphans and the Sisters of the Poor
It occurred to me that Jesus died naked on the cross, and therefore I felt a desire for poverty, to abandon everything.— St. Luigi Maria Palazzolo
St. Maria Francesca of Jesus (Anna Maria Rubatto)
Feast Day August 16 | Patron of Capuchin Sisters of Mother Rubatto
Prayer, sacrifice, and the will of God
Dear daughters, there is no need for me to repeat it to you: every beginning demands sacrifices and therefore you cannot even imagine the need we have for prayer and divine help; may the Lord then inspire in us what is most fitting and pleasing to him. Divine Providence will not be lacking for us, even in temporal things. But what is more desirable is to be able to begin our mission with the sick and in teaching poor girls, and this will be obtained, I hope, by prayer and sacrifice. We have to pray very much that the Lord make us holy and sacrifice us for the good of souls.
Let us pray! Only prayer and the sacrifices that good souls make will be able to stop the many woes that are flooding the earth …— St. Maria Francesca of Jesus
St. Maria Domenica Mantovani
Feast Day February 2 | Patron of Little Sisters of the Holy Family
“The Holy Family, for the great and mysterious project has chosen me as its Co-foundress…, knowing that the Lord uses the least qualified, little, unknown instruments to do great works…. I am tranquil and convinced that the Institute, the work of God, will be provided for and guided by Him.”— St. Maria Domenica Mantovani
St. Marie Rivier
Feast Day February 3 | Patron of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary
“Learn from Jesus Christ to walk in the Presence of God and to be nourished with the bread of His divine will.”— St. Marie Rivier
St. Maria of Jesus Santocanale (Carolina Santocanale)
Feast Day January 27 | Patron of Capuchin Sisters
“…be humble bread that is broken by the hunger and thirst of every brother, under the maternal gaze of the Virgin of Lourdes.”— St. Maria of Jesus Santocanale
St. Titus Brandsma
Feast Day July 27 | Patron of Catholic journalists
“He who wants to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come in conflict with it.”— St. Titus Brandsma