Saint Patrick Quotes





"I am greatly God's debtor."

"I, Patrick, a sinner, a most simple countryman."

"I give thanks to him who strengthened me in all things."

"Therefore be amazed, you great and small who fear God."

"I live among barbarians, a stranger and exile for the love of God."

"I give untiring thanks to God who kept me faithful in the day of my temptation."

"If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen, even though they may despise me."

"The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart, so that I should recall my sins."

"I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least of all the faithful and despised in the eyes of many."

"He that believeth shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be condemned, God hath spoken."

"Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me."

"It is not my words that I have set forth in Latin, but those of God and the apostles and prophets, who have never lied."

"I am a servant in Christ to a foreign nation for the unspeakable glory of life everlasting which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

"I am greatly God's debtor, because he granted me so much grace, that through me many people would be reborn in God."

"And if at any time I managed anything of good for the sake of my God whom I love, I beg of him that he grant it to me to shed my blood for his name."

"According, therefore, to the measure of one's faith in the Trinity, one should proceed without holding back from danger to make known the gift of God."

"I make no false claim. I share in the work of those whom He called and predestinated to preach the Gospel amidst grave persecutions unto the end of the earth."

"Thus I give untiring thanks to God who kept me faithful in the day of my temptation, so that today I may confidently offer my soul as a living sacrifice for Christ my Lord."

"If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me."

"Therefore, indeed, I cannot keep silent, nor would it be proper, so many favours and graces has the Lord deigned to bestow on me in the land of my captivity."

"And he watched over me before I knew him, and before I learned sense or even distinguished between good and evil, and he protected me, and consoled me as a father would his son."

"And there the Lord opened my mind to an awareness of my unbelief, in order that, even so late, I might remember my transgressions and turn with all my heart to the Lord my God, who had regard for my insignificance and pitied my youth and ignorance."

"He was made man, conquered death and was received into Heaven, to the Father who gave him all power over every name in Heaven and on Earth and in Hell, so that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and God, in whom we believe."

"So that whatever befalls me, be it good or bad, I should accept it equally, and give thanks always to God who revealed to me that I might trust in him, implicitly and forever, and who will encourage me so that, ignorant, and in the last days, I may dare to undertake so devout and so wonderful a work; so that I might imitate one of those whom, once, long ago, the Lord already pre-ordained to be heralds of his Gospel to witness to all peoples to the ends of the earth."

"But after I reached Ireland I used to pasture the flock each day and I used to pray many times a day. More and more did the love of God, and my fear of him and faith increase, and my spirit was moved so that in a day [I said] from one up to a hundred prayers, and in the night a like number; besides I used to stay out in the forests and on the mountain and I would wake up before daylight to pray in the snow, in icy coldness, in rain, and I used to feel neither ill nor any slothfulness, because, as I now see, the Spirit was burning in me at that time."

"So it is that I should mightily fear, with terror and trembling, this judgment on the day when no one shall be able to steal away or hide, but each and all shall render account for even our smallest sins before the judgment seat of Christ the Lord."

"But after I reached Ireland I used to pasture the flock each day and I used to pray many times a day. More and more did the love of God, and my fear of him and faith increase, and my spirit was moved so that in a day [I said] from one up to a hundred prayers, and in the night a like number; besides I used to stay out in the forests and on the mountain and I would wake up before daylight to pray in the snow, in icy coldness, in rain, and I used to feel neither ill nor any slothfulness, because, as I now see, the Spirit was burning in me at that time."

Compiled by Thomas George
editor@Wisdom-of-the-Wise.com