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30 Quotes on Joy from The Bible and The Saints (and One Opus Dei Priest)

Jul 29 2018 mmBy Stephanie Klatt
30 Quotes on Joy from The Bible and The Saints (and One Opus Dei Priest)

Singles, could you use a little more joy in your life? Let’s look to Sacred Scripture and the wisdom of the saints (and a priest from Opus Dei) to hear what they have to say about this important fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Let’s be singles of joy! With or without a boyfriend or girlfriend, God loves us!

always rejoice

1.”Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
The Bible 1 Thess 5:16-18

Rejoice in the Lord always and again

2.”Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
The Bible Phil 4:4

Chastity is a joyful affirmation

3.”Chastity is a joyful affirmation.”
The Reverend Father Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei

chastity down

4.”When you’ve got chastity down, there is a joy to your life.”
The Reverend Father Peter Armenio, a priest of Opus Dei

joyful in hope

5.”Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
The Bible Rom 12:12

be glad

6.”This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.”
Psalm 118: 24

joyful as God my Savior

7.”Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.”

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Isaiah on rejoices

8.”I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”
Isaiah 61:10

John on joy

9.”Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.”
John 16:24

Galatians on joy

10. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

Timothy on joy

11.”Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”
1 Timothy 6:17

Psalm on rejoices

12.”I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.”
Psalm 119: 14

The father of a righteous child has great joy

13.”The father of a righteous child has great joy;
a man who fathers a wise son (or a wise daughter) rejoices in him (or her).”

Proverbs 23:24

God made us for joy

14.”God made us for joy. God is joy and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us.”
St. John Paul II the Great

God loves those who find joy in giving

15.”God loves those who find joy in giving.”
St. John Paul II the Great

The joy of the Gospel is for all people

16.”The joy of the Gospel is for all people. No one can be excluded.”
Pope Francis

A healthy Christian is a joyful Christian

17.”A healthy Christian is a joyful Christian, even in times of sorrow and tribulation.”
Pope Francis

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
on joy

18. “Oh my God, fill my soul with holy joy, courage, and strength to serve you. Enkindle your love in me and then walk with me alone the next stretch of road before me. I do not see very far ahead, but when I have arrived where the horizon now closes down, a new prospect will open before me, and I shall meet it in peace.”
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

To live in love is to sail forever

19. “To live in love is to sail forever, spreading seeds of joy and peace in hearts.”
St. Therese the Little Flower

Joy is prayer

20. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is a net of love by which you can catch a net of souls.”
Mother Teresa

Gratitude to God is to accept everything

21. “Gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.”
Mother Teresa

Peace and war begin at home

22.”Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving one another in our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need for every family to have joy.”
Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa on joy and peace

23.”Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love,give them peace and joy.”
Mother Teresa

My soul rejoices in God my Savior

24.”My soul rejoices in God my Savior!”
Luke 1:47
Our Lady

pray until prayer becomes a joy

25.”I am with you and praying for you to succeed; and pray, pray, pray until prayer becomes a joy for you!”
Our Lady, at a famous Marian apparition site

Rejoice, highly favored one

26.”Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you.”
Luke 1:28
The Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Mother at the Annunciation

Joy, with peace

27.”Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter.”
Padre Pio

bible

28.“What a joy to remember that she [Mary] is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?”
Saint Therese of Lisieux

The Holy Rosary is a powerful weapon

29.”The Holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you will be amazed at the results.” St. Josemaria Escriva

Go forth and set the world on fire

30.”Go forth and set the world on fire.” St. Ignatius of Loyola

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Stephanie Klatt writes on Catholicism and issues for singles. She enjoys making pilgrimages to the shrines of saints, listening to Gregorian Chant and the music of Hildegard of Bingen, visiting local farmers’ markets, and travelling to Europe. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and currently resides in Chicago, Il.

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